8/6 - 8/29 (2019)
Mon | EST 9:00pm-10:00pm
Wed | EST 9:00pm-10:00pm
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 workshops 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 computer program is 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 learning to program at an early age, they are not just learning to program but they are expanding on what they can create.
1.Gain creative computation concept
2. Design and build their own Scratch games using programming knowledge
3. Learn Scratch 3.0
4. Complete 12 coding projects
5. Cultivate an interest in programming
6. Learn the computational concept of loops, if, sequence and more
7. Gain logical thinking ability
8. Experience remote work and communication