Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12
10:00am-10:50am daily virtual classes
In this online camp, kids can learn what coding is and how to use Scratch (a block-based coding language platform developed by MIT) to create fun and interactive projects.
The best way to learn to code is by creating projects; the projects selected for this class incorporate all the main “types” of coding in Scratch, so that learners become familiar with each type of command blocks (events, motion, looks, sounds, controls, variables, operators, sensing, and more). Each learner will get their own account in Scratch and be in the same “class” so that they can see each other’s published projects. We will create a handful of projects together to get to know the program interface and features, as well as basic and essential skills for coding with Scratch. Learners build each project step-by-step alongside the instructor live, with time in between each step to build and tweak their own projects and ask questions.
Any age is welcome, but participants should already know how to read. Scratch can be accessed on a PC, Mac, iPad, Chromebook or any other type of notebook computer; smartphones are not recommended.
You can read more on our blog about Scratch and other free online resources for kids who want to learn coding.