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Programming in Scratch

Harvey Mudd College via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Effort 6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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“Although many of the programs designed to teach kids to code are very simplistic, many of them, like Scratch, are suitable for all ages. It doesn't matter how old you are…Get started with the basics of programming!” -Lifehacker

Want to learn computer programming, but unsure where to begin? This is the course for you! Scratch is the computer programming language that makes it easy and fun to create interactive stories, games and animations and share them online.

This course is an introduction to computer science using the programming language Scratch, developed by MIT. Starting with the basics of using Scratch, the course will stretch your mind and challenge you. You will learn how to create amazing games, animated images and songs in just minutes with a simple “drag and drop” interface.

No previous programming knowledge needed. Join us as you start your computer science journey.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1044106. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Taught by

Colleen Lewis

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José S
5.0 3 years ago
José completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I think this is a great course if you are new or nearly new to programming or you want to find out in a structured way what Scratch is about. Scratch is a wonderful platform and I can enjoy doing projects with my 7 year old son. The course teaches the basics very well and also gives good techniques about how to handle common problems coming up when trying to do a Scratch project.

I did not spot any errors in the problems, not even grammatical ones, so everything was done with care. I can fully recommend the course for the intended audience.

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