Learning How to Program with Scratch

Introduces computing and Computer Science to a younger audience using the Scratch programming environment.
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Introduces computing and Computer Science to a younger audience using the Scratch programming environment.
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Selection
43m 24s
Repetition
32m 8s
Variables
51m 24s
Patterns
1h 11m
Interested in learning how to program your computer? Interested in Computer Science? Interested in the connections between computing, Computer Science, and Mathematics? Or maybe you just want to create some computer games? If so, this course is designed for you. Using the Scratch programming environment, we show you how to start building interesting programs in just 15 minutes. And if you give us a few hours, we'll teach you the general skills and principles you need to be successful in just about every major programming language. Scratch makes programming fun and intuitive, yet is extensible and powerful enough to support general computation. Learn Scratch, and you'll learn much more than just creating games!

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Table of Contents
Selection
43m 24s
Repetition
32m 8s
Variables
51m 24s
Patterns
1h 11m
Description
Interested in learning how to program your computer? Interested in Computer Science? Interested in the connections between computing, Computer Science, and Mathematics? Or maybe you just want to create some computer games? If so, this course is designed for you. Using the Scratch programming environment, we show you how to start building interesting programs in just 15 minutes. And if you give us a few hours, we'll teach you the general skills and principles you need to be successful in just about every major programming language. Scratch makes programming fun and intuitive, yet is extensible and powerful enough to support general computation. Learn Scratch, and you'll learn much more than just creating games!
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Course info
Level
Beginner
Rating
(104)
Duration
4h 29m
Released
24 Mar 2013
Course authors

Joe focuses on High Performance Computing and .NET languages. Joe has been specializing in Microsoft technologies since 1992, and is well-versed in Microsoft's High-Performance Computing initiative (HPC Server, Compute Cluster Server, MPI, MPI.NET, OpenMP, PFx), web technologies (ASP.NET and Ajax Extensions for ASP.NET), the desktop (WinForms), LINQ, .NET Framework, and its most popular languages (VC++, C#, F# and VB).

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