Introducing Scratch, a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language where kids learn to code through a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, lowering the barriers to learning for kids who aren’t yet proficient with using a keyboard.
So basically, Scratch is all the fun of coding with none of the hassle of typing!
With just a foundational understanding of Scratch, you can learn how to create your own games, animations, stories, quizzes… with coding superpowers, your imagination’s the limit!
Build Your Own Game
We’ll teach you the basics of game design – use your coding superpowers to go wild and create your own games!
For instance, a shooting game where we help Krabby, your new pet crab, catch some fish for his lunch!
With the programming language known as Scratch, participants will learn to code up their new game through a simple drag-and-drop blocks. It’s just like a jigsaw puzzle!
Share your new game with friends and family. Make it into a #stayhome challenge, and have the whole family come together to have some fun!
Experiment with new functions and let your imagination & creativity run wild – this workshop is just the start of exploring the world of games😄
Your child will require:
- A working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in the class and for our instructor to check their understanding.
- Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
- Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
- Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here.(For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
- We also recommend that students have an adult member of their household standing by for Lesson 1 to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.