Introduction to scratchIn Software Development
Computer programming is a set of commands and logical arguments written for a computer to so people can use computer tools, programs, and games. Computer programming has become much more visual and easier to create over the past few years, thanks to "blocky" commands. Blocky commands look like fun and colorful interlocking puzzle pieces. Each piece represents a command you can give your computer and it often has a variable that can be modified for a particular purpose. Scratch's blocky components were created with all of its computer code is built in and behind the scenes. Therefore, most anyone ages 8 - 108 can create simple to fairly complex programs and activities using Scratch.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the benefits of teaching students how to program with Scratch.
• Create a variety of Scratch projects that include sprites, sounds, math operations, variables, and logic.
• Use and manage the various Scratch account features including "sharing" and "remixing" activities.
• Develop Lesson Plans for Scratch Activities that are in alignment with the Common Core. Prerequisites
• Possess basic computer skill • It is not necessary to have any computer programming experience to be successful in this course
P.S. You will not have to memorize and write lines of code