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Game Development with Scratch
In Game Development with Scratch, students learn how to code by working in a visual development environment to design, program, and publish games. Learning to code by creating real products, students discover how to make amazing things and have an impact on their world. By developing problem-solving and computational thinking skills in the context of learning fundamental computer science concepts, Creative Coding through Games and Apps sets students on a journey to become well prepared for life and careers in the contemporary world. At the core of the learning experience in Creative Coding through Games and Apps are the beliefs that students invest when they can be creative, that students learn best by doing and that social engagement can be a powerful accelerant to learning. These beliefs are brought to life by using leading-edge technology to create an interactive and immersive learning experience focused on solving real-world problems that are relevant to students’ lives.
Students learn the following STEAM lessons
- Game Structure: Students analyze the structure, elements, and logic of computer games. Students define program and algorithm, examine the concept of “computationally hard problems,” and create a personal portfolio in Scratch.
- Scratch Interface & Layout: Students are introduced to the layout of Scratch Visual Programming environment.
- Randomization: Students explore concepts around random numbers as used in coding. Students analyze the purposes/uses of games and present their findings in a Pecha Kucha presentation.
- Game Objects: Students are introduced to objects, functions, parameters, and variables. Students write code to solve a maze problem and create a Cheese Chase Game.
- Events & Conditionals:Students learn about events (as used in games) and conditional statements.
- Loops & Functions: Students learn about loops and custom functions and explore the collection of built-in Scratch functions that add extra interest and excitement to programs.
- Animations & Sprite Sheets: Students learn how to use sprite sheets to create animations in
Rich Computer Language Activities for vocabulary
This is an online-only class and holds on Fridays from 5 pm – 6:15 pm.
Students are required to provide their computer with internet access and enough bandwidth to support live video streaming. Lesson materials will be delivered electronically while hardware kits ( for engineering courses) will be shipped to the student’s mailing address before the session begins. You will receive further instructions on how to join the sessions after registration.
If you have any questions, please call us on 5717485577.
Students learn to read code in the form of visual language and this helps to improve their reading skills overall.
Every activity is designed to empower students with the confidence to not only write code but general English writing and also pitching their ideas to others.