Scratch is a visual programming language that was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab. Scratch is designed especially for kids and teenagers but is used by people of all ages.
4~8 Weeks | Mentor Guided | No Prerequs | Grades 1-6
1.5 Hour/ Class
Scratch is a visual programming language that was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab. (One of the founders of Scratch gave a workshop at our Summer camp this year!) Scratch is designed especially for kids and teenagers but is used by people of all ages. The idea of Scratch is sharing, reusing and combining code. Their slogan is "Imagine, Program, Share." Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 40 languages.
Why kids need to learn Scratch:
In the 21st century the ability to code has become an important part of literacy in today's society. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. In the "Scratch: Programming for all" it is written that "Digital fluency should mean designing, creating and remixing, not just browsing, chatting and interacting."
Learning to work with computers is a great way for kids to have a taste of computer science and to build their logical thinking ability. The ability to program provides important benefits. When kids learn to program at an early age, they are not just learning to program but learning to expand on what they can create.
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Our Learning Model
Students gain knowledge, learn elements of the core curriculum and also apply what they learn to solve authentic problems in real projects. PBL gives students the advantage of actually building their own projects.
Project Based Learning (PBL)
Students collaborate and engage with each other to solve problems and learn. Students are immersed in a STEM environment through interactive activities.
Self-exploration is the key to success. Our instructors try to be more like coaches who will help guide students to turn their ideas into reality.
Throughout this program, students will-
1. Design and build their own Scratch games using programming knowledge
2. Create 8 different Scratch games through the learning process
3. Know how to use Sprites to create games, stories and animation
4. Cultivate an interest in programming
5. Increase logical thinking ability
- Have a passion for helping young students to learn programming.
- Create a fun environment for students to learn in.
- Provide guidance and mentorship.
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