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Introduction to Coding with Scratch
April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Scratch is a beginner-level programming environment. It was developed at the MIT Media Lab and shared as an open-source (and FREE) resource for people to dip their toes into the world of code. No computer science or coding experience is required just bring your imagination. Participants will be able to create stories, games, and animations they can share with their family & friends or other like-minded people around the world. It can also be a great introduction or gateway to the theory and logic needed in more complex programming languages and environments.
Session 1: This workshop will go through the basic building blocks of code. We will go through the different types of coding commands and complete some basic exercises to visually understand what each of the commands does and how they can be combined together to make something cool. We will take a tour through the Scratch interface and review how to participate in the Scratch Community including highlighting some of the things that are allowed/not allowed. We will also go over Creative Commons Licencing including attribution and derivative works (plain language will also be used to explain these concepts) and participants will learn how that applies to their own creations, remixing in Scratch, and sharing or collaborating with the online community.
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