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Game Design 1 With Scratch Coding - Make Fun Games! Max 4 Learners

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Kari Santos - coding Scratch and Robotics
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(447)
Use Scratch to create 3 fun games and build up your coding skills. Small class size for individual attention. 4 learners max means no one falls behind!

Class experience

I focus on the elements of the computational thinking framework.
Concepts: sequences, loops, parallelism, events, conditionals, operators and data
Practices: experimenting, testing and debugging, reusing and remixing and abstracting
Perspectives - creating and expressing, connecting with others, questioning.

 
I have taught Scratch to many students in the past few years, and am astounded by the creativity of my students in their Scratch projects. My master's degree focused on building software and curriculum to make learning to code more engaging for middle school students - particularly girls.
Please make sure your learner has a Scratch account and can log into it. Do not use a downloaded version of Scratch - use the website.

Screen setup is really important in this class. I share my Scratch window on Zoom, and I expect that students can see my Scratch at the same time they work on their own Scratch window. I also ask students to share their screen when they run into difficulties so I can help them debug. This takes a good amount of screen space. Ideally a large screen on one computer (or laptop). Some students use two devices, but then they can't easily share their work with me. I don't recommend using one tablet (iPad) for the class, because the student can't see Zoom and Scratch at the same time (to the best of my knowledge). 

Also, it helps to have an adult nearby at the beginning of the first class to help set up the student's display correctly. I check in with every student at the beginning of each class and help them set up. But many students don't know how to resize windows.
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SCREEN SETUP IS REALLY IMPORTANT IN THIS CLASS!!!! I share my Scratch window on Zoom, and I expect that students can see my Scratch at the same time they work on their own Scratch window. I also ask students to share their screen when they run into difficulties so I can help them debug - which requires one device that can run both Scratch and Zoom. This takes a good amount of screen space. Ideally a large screen on one computer (or laptop). Some students use two devices, but then they can't easily share their work with me. I don't recommend using one tablet (iPad) for the class, because the student can't see Zoom and Scratch at the same time (to the best of my knowledge). 

Also, it helps to have an adult nearby at the beginning of the first class to help set up the student's display correctly. I check in with every student at the beginning of each class and help them set up. But many students don't know how to resize windows.
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(447)
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I teach coding classes using Scratch and micro:bit robotics on OutSchool. I truly believe that Scratch is the best coding platform for kids. And micro:bit is by far the best "physical computing" device for learning robotics! I love the excitement... 
Group Class

$88

for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
55 min

Completed by 432 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
1-4 learners per class

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