Sections [Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
This course introduces the elements of basic programming using the innovative SCRATCH programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. SCRATCH allows student developers to assemble code blocks rather than typing code text, forcing them to focus on developing conceptual programming skills that can be applied to any advanced programming language. Course materials are based on "Starting from Scratch", a textbook developed in Scotland to introduce programming concepts to high school students.
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
Weekly programming projects and workbook assignments.
Students should be familiar with their computer, able to use a mouse to move and drag objects, and able to execute programs.
There is no meeting 28 June 2016.
Textbooks and Materials
Starting From Scratch (Edition: 1) Jeremy Scott
This text is required. ISBN: Publisher's website: Starting From Scratch Best sources: Download free text PDF from the publisher's website.