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Scratch: Programming for Kids (8+)

Delft University of Technology via edX

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Overview

Programming becomes a more and more important skill to have. Childhood is a great time start learning programming and to develop computational thinking creativity, and problem- solving skills!

This MOOC teaches programming in Scratch through fun videos which explains programming in an inspiring and clear way. These are accompanied with assignments which let kids to practice programming and create programs they will like to use themselves!

Every week you build a different Scratch project yourself: a flappy bird game, a virtual pet or a Mondriaan like artwork. Also weekly, new programming blocks are taught and together we’re working on ways to improve your written code.

This course is an English version of a course that was used in primary schools in The Netherlands with great success. The material follows the educational curriculum for programming in primary education of The Netherlands.

Would you like to participate with more children? Such as your friends or maybe your brother or sister? Create a personal account for each of them in order for them to work in their own pace. Once you have completed the entire course, you can let us know and a Scratch diploma with your name will be sent to you.

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All materials are property of Delft University of Technology and is offered under the license of Creative Commons, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.

Taught by

Felienne Hermans

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