Start Coding with Scratch 2.0

Learning to code is an essential life skill and Scratch makes learning the concepts behind computational thinking, creative thinking, and programming easy with a graphical snap together programming language.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 14, 2017
Duration
3h 6m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
The Scratch 2.0 Interface
Assembling Actor Sprites
Creating Stage Sets
Sprite Actors Follow Scripts
Backstage Code Stuff
Showtime and Summary
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 14, 2017
Duration
3h 6m
Description

Learning to code is an essential life skill in the 21st century. In this course, Start Coding with Scratch 2.0, you'll not only learn the amazing and free-to-use Scratch programming environment, but you'll also learn the exciting ideas behind computational thinking as well as coding language concepts. First, you'll explore Scratch's awesome interface. Next, you'll discover how to create vector and bitmap art in Scratch's paint editor. Finally, you'll animate and make your art interactive with Scratch's extremely helpful puzzle-piece code blocks that make learning how to program fun and easy. When you're finished with this course, you'll know basic coding concepts and have basic programming skills you can use as a launch pad for learning more advanced programming languages.

About the author
About the author

Mario Macari is an award winning illustrator, animator and graphic designer that fell in love with writing code. He develops and codes for major corporations and teaches coding classes at a couple of colleges in Southeastern Wisconsin. Mario Macari holds a BFA in Illustration and certificates galore from software companies.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Mario Macari, and welcome to my course Start Coding with Scratch 2. 0. I'm a graphic designer, coder, freelancer, college professor, and Pluralsight author. I've been working with graphic design and coding for a long, long time, and I've been creating art and interactions with computers for most of my career. I've also been teaching for many of those years. I hope you'll enjoy this course and sign up for Pluralsight. com. As a professor, I can tell you Pluralsight. com has some of the best courses out there. In this course, we'll explore Scratch 2. 0, a really great offline and online development platform where you can learn to program your very own interactive stories, games, and animations, and share your creations with others in the Scratch online community. All with the drop and drag block programming language. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include setting up a Scratch account, becoming familiar with the Scratch interface, creating sprites and backdrops with the paint editor, creating really cool, fun projects, sharing your projects on the Scratch website with family and friends. By the end of this course, you will have built multiple Scratch projects and will be introduced to how Scratch works. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn responsible web page design with this free course from the wonderful folks at Pluralsight. Welcome to Start Coding with Scratch 2. 0.