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Coding for Kids (Virtual)

Coding for Kids (Virtual)

Introduction to Coding with Scratch: Make a Winter Blizzard

Presented by Tech Journey

Scratch is a great way for students to learn introductory coding. Not only is Scratch fun, but by using blocks and graphics, emphasis is placed on learning coding fundamentals rather than worrying about the syntax of a text-based computer programming language. Scratch uses blocks of code that are placed together to create programs and manipulate graphics. Scratch also brings together communities of content creators by allowing Scratchers to share their work, remix and learn from others.

In this fun, hands on workshop. kids will make an animated winter snow scene that uses randomization, coordinates in a plane, loops and cloning. A computer with internet connection is required as students will be receiving instruction via virtual meeting software and coding in Scratch at the same time. Experience with a keyboard and mouse and multitasking in multiple applications and windows is helpful. No Scratch experience is required but a Scratch account is recommended if the student wants to save his/her work. Students can create a Scratch account at https://scratch.mit.edu/ with the help of an adult.

Registration is required.  Ages 10-13

This program is an hour long with a half hour for questions and help with individual projects.

Registration is open to Altoona and rural Polk County residents 4 weeks before the event. Registration will open to the general public 3 weeks before the event.

Date:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time:
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
APL Virtual Programming Room
Categories:
  Children     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 7 seats available.

Event Organizer

Sheila Olson