Learn Coding with Scratch
“With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.”
“Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.” From MIT Media Lab
40 mins. classes, $15 for 8 weeks, meeting twice a week, Wednesday and Friday at 4 PM ET, starting, Wed., Sept. 16.
If you can’t pay the fee, pay what you can to help keep the class going. The main thing is to join us and have fun learning.
Let us know if you need a computer, we may be able to get one to you.
Lessons are taught by an experienced instructor, programmer, engineer with decades of industry and government experience.
Please, email us at BridgewayTechInfo@gmail.com so we can provide you with the Zoom meeting link. The email can be of a parent/guardian, it will only be used to sent the lesson info, keeping the lessons safe from disruption. Your information will not be shared without permission.
After this beginning series of classes, plans to advance to the next level in coding will be made if there is enough interest.
Image above shows the Scratch coding environment.
You can select the spoken language of your choice on this site and for Scratch.
Hablo Español, so I can respond to questions in Spanish.
Recommended ages 7 and up. Have fun learning using the creative environment developed by MIT Media Lab.
So you can do hands on coding during the class, please register for a free account at Scratch.MIT.Edu
We will adjust the pace of the lessons as needed. No rush, the goal is to have fun, learn and express our creativity.
Scratch works directly off the browser; no need to download anything.
You can download the Scratch app if you have limited internet access so you can work on coding off line.
Lesson 1: Learn how to make a project In Scratch
a. Video on Project Page
b. Different parts of the Sketch project app
c. Moving the sprite changes its position x, y numbers
d. Animate and add features with the given Sprite
e. How to select other sprites
f. How to select other backgrounds
Lesson 2: Animate Your Name
a. How to choose a background
b. Select your letters one at a time and position the letters one at a time.
c. Animate the letters
Lesson 3: Dance Party
Lesson 4: Code A Cartoon
Lesson 5: Create Animations That Talk
Lesson 6: Talking Tales
Take characters on a journey that speak
Lesson 7: Create your own Sprite and Background
Lesson 8: Make Music
Make an animated guitar
Lesson 9: Make A Chase Game
Lesson 10: Video Sensing
Make an animation respond to camera movement
Lesson 11: Record A Sound
Lesson 12: Animate A Sprite
Lesson 13: Use Arrow Keys
Lesson 14: Add Special Effects
Lesson 15: Mario Game
Lesson 16: Star Wars Game