Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- HAR-SCR-01 | Jul 6 - Jul 10 | Harvard Campus
- HAR-SCR-02 | Jul 20 - Jul 24 | Harvard Campus
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. 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. Scratch is very easy to learn, yet it still teaches all of the main concepts of computer programming. It is a great way for children to learn to think systematically and work together with other students, while also exploring their own creativity and self-expression.
Why kids need to learn Scratch：
Creative computing is the cross-over of the creative arts and computing. Creative computing empowers students to use their creativity to build solutions to real-world problems and applications. This method of learning helps to foster creativity and self-expression while also encouraging students to connect with computer science at a more personal level.
During this summer camp, students will learn the fundamentals of programming using Scratch. Programming supports "computational thinking," which helps children to learn important problem-solving and design strategies. Learning Scratch is the best way to learn creative computing for kids early on who have not yet had experience with programming.
1. Gain creative computation concept
2. Design and build their own Scratch games using programming knowledge
3. Create 8 different Scratch games through the learning process
4. Cultivate an interest in programming
5. Learn the computational concept of loops, if, sequence and more
6. Gain logical thinking ability
7. Bring their projects home
Full tuition minus $100 dollars is refundable up until one month before the program begins. After the deadline, we cannot offer a refund; however, you can use it for our program next year.