What you'll learn
- Fundamentals of coding
- Storytelling and how to create your own storyline
- How to code by drawing in Scratch
- Quiz creation
- Game creation
Coding for Kids
Coding a Story
This online course is all about teaching coding to kids. Have you got your own idea for a new game or do you just like making them? It all begins with your story. Learn programming for kids and discover how to create your own unique games in Scratch as well as how to create your very own story-telling Sprite in this wonderful introduction to coding.
Starting from Scratch
Now that you understand the fundamentals of coding, you can begin learning about the essential coding techniques used by professional programmers every day. To begin understanding computers you need to know how computers think. What instructions do you give to a Sprite to make it move? Find out this and more in this lesson.
Did you know you can draw code as well? You can draw anything in Scratch by moving your Sprite and instructing them where to move. Coding allows you to express yourself in many different ways, and creating artworks is simply one of many. Are you ready to become the next Picasso? Find out how creative you can be while you learn coding for kids.
Scratchers Got Talent
In this lesson, you will begin to see how Scratch can let you do whatever you want with just a few simple tricks and the right ideas. Discover how adding sound effects can really make a difference in a game or could even be the main attraction of a game. By the end of this lesson you will know how to import sounds, create backing tracks for levels and how to record songs using Scratch.
Speed maths is a great way to engage your brain and keep it active. Creating a quiz that times how fast you can get the right answer can be frustratingly good fun! In recent years, apps that do exactly this have become hugely popular. Are you ready to learn how to build your very own quiz and test your friends and family?
Fish Tank Conversations
In this lesson, you will learn how to make Sprites talk to one another and what broadcasting a message is used for. You will look at asking the player questions in order for them to pass. By the end of the lesson, you will learn about adding phrases to a List and organising your data to talk to your Sprite. Watch as it then learns what you say and chats back to you!
Platformer Games Part 1
In this lesson, you will look at coding your very own Platformer Project. This is the first part of a two-part lesson that introduces you to jumping and collecting coins as you go through the level. Starting with the essentials for setting up your project, you will introduce the images and Sprites that you are using for this game.
Platformer Games Part 2
This is the final lesson in your introduction to coding. By now, you will have learned a lot about the coding essentials that are crucial to coders around the world. To add to your project, you must focus on creating the main script for your game and discuss what happens when a player loses the game! This lesson also brings all of the various skills that you have learned in Scratch to a close and yet, it is only the beginning of your journey into the world of Scratch. Ready to start creating your very own projects?