During this meeting we will learn what coding (or programming) is, what it is used for, and why we ALL might want to learn more about it.
We will also begin to work on Code Studio exercises that will help to strengthen our skills. These start out very easy, but soon become pretty tricky! We know we will all have a lot of fun getting acquainted with each other and starting to develop our own “super powers.”
Use Scratch to tell fun and interactive stories and create your own graphic novels to share with other students around the world!
Projected start date: October 5, 2015. See you then!
We really enjoyed learning coding with Scratch in Fall 2014 and adding Google CS First in Spring 2015 brought us to a new level of fun. We are planning now for Fall 2015 and hope to offer a choice of either the Game Design or the Storytelling themes. Our first club meeting should be on October 5. Hope to see you there!
We invite all parents, teachers, and community members to join us for our last Computer Club meeting for Spring 2015!
Date: April 13, 2015
In Spring 2015 we continued our adventure into the world of computer programming by using math to draw shapes in Scratch and then combining those shapes into patterns by adding repeats, turns, and color changes to create surprising animations and designs.
We became a Google CS First Computer Club on our fourth meeting and began to log in to CS First for the lessons and in to the Scratch Community for remixing and sharing Game Design projects. We are planning to continue as a CS First club in Fall 2015.
The Jackson-Via Computer Club Scratch Studio for Spring 2015 can be viewed at https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/856900/.
Have fun remixing – we can’t wait to see what you can do with our projects. See you next fall!
Guide a Sprite through a Maze.
Date: March 31, 2015
During this club meeting we will create a game in which the player guides a sprite through a maze.
- If-then statements (control flow)
- Boolean blocks (conditions)