75 USD per month (The cost of the all course is 450 USD)
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27.07 - 02.08
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This course is for children who want to get into programming and learn how to make their own games.
Every lesson students will be making new games such as: fruit ninja, ping pong, guitar hero, and many others.
Scratch is the most popular programming language for kids with more than 50 million projects.
Scratch is a block-based coding language which means that programs are created by moving and connecting blocks like a “puzzle”, adding them to a programm.
Despite its visual simplicity, scratch teaches kids tools that professionals use:
We also interact with webcam, make sound effects and use pen tools for making games.
Note. We use Scratch version 3 in this course.
Scratch variables, grid, visual editor, loops, built-in scratch functions, creating functions
Mac, Linux or Windows PC. Microphone, internet access.
Students make games in Scratch 3 online editor: Ping-Pong, Guitar Hero, Flappy birds, Tanks and others.
(See the full list of activities in the course curriculum).
Try this Mario game, made by our student. Control character by using arrows on the keyboard.
|Lesson 1||Ping Pong Game: Grid. Keyboard and Mouse Control Units. Writing values to variables. We make game objects and program their interaction with each other.|
|Lesson 2||Spaceman game. We introduce the concept of random numbers. Objects and their behavior in the game when a “condition” occurs.|
|Lesson 3||Snake game. Function concept.|
|Lesson 4||Fruit ninja game. Scratch video tools. We receive video from a webcam. We recognize objects in the video.|
|Lesson 5||Adventurer game. Block “send”, work with logical operators: and”, or, not.|
|Lesson 6||Quiz game. Blocks from the “appearance” section: talk, etc. We create a story with an alternative endings plot.|
|Lesson 7||Clicker game. We consolidate the concepts of variables and exercises for working with logical operators. Scratch blocks with visual effects “appearance”, “costumes”.|
|Lesson 8||Guitar hero game. Work with the built-in graphics editor Scratch and the coordinate grid.|
|Lesson 9||Race game. Cycles, conditions. Scoring using a variable. Arithmetic comparison operators.|
|Lesson 10||The wolf catches eggs game. Moving objects in the coordinate plane. Loops, variables.|
|Lesson 11||Mario game. Backgrounds as objects, imitation of “physics” (gravity in the game).|
|Lesson 12||Catch the mole. Working with the graphic editor Scratch, coordinate plane. Logical operators, conditions, scoring through variables.|
|Lesson 13||Doodle Jump game.|
|Lesson 14||Tamagotchi game.|
|Lesson 15||Flappy Bird game.|
|Lesson 16||Tanks game.|
|Lesson 17||Space battles game.|
|Lesson 18||Arkanoid game.|
|Lesson 19||Subway Surfers game.|
|Lesson 20||Asteroid Belt game|
|Lesson 21||World’s Hardest Game|
|Lesson 22||Packman game|
|Lesson 23||Fighting game|
|Lesson 24||Farm game|