Did you know that today it is possible to learn programming without knowing how to read? Scratch is a groundbreaking platform developed at MIT that allows young children to enjoy game or app design, interface design, and even exposure to basic concepts in logic and programming. All through dragging intuitive visual elements.
Course of 36 sessions.
Appropriate age 7-10
Course hours: One hour a week
Why should I choose this course?
Playing in programming
Most children today participate in the digital world as passive technology consumers, not as creators. In other words, they like to play computer games but take no part in their design or creation. Friendly tools like Scratch can empower children to think in a creative way about technology, while learning programming principles. Scratch opens a door for them to a new world of creation through technology. Scratch is a groundbreaking platform developed at MIT that allows girls and boys to develop games, even if they do not yet know how to read and write in English. Using visual tools that allow dragging of blocks, young children experience the complex but intuitive development of games and applications. Along the way, they can also enjoy the boost in creative confidence, analytical thinking and teamwork.
Researchers from around the world believe that exposure to programming from an early age affects analytical skills, independent learning ability and the reflective ability to look at and solve complex problems.
Necessary equipment for the course: webcam, headphones and microphone.
The placement for the course is done according to age groups
Course developer says:
“Scratch allows young children to program like adults. It allows us to teach abstract terms such as axes, variables and conditions – in playful and pleasant visual tools. Children starting with Scratch can easily progress to programming in more advanced programming languages.”
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