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Scratch - Teach Computer Programming in Schools Free Course

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  • Certification
  • Scratch is a graphical programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Scratch takes advantage of advances in computing power and interface design to make computer programming more engaging and accessible for children, teens, and others who are learning to program.
    The Scratch software application is freely available and makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art, and share these creations on the Web. Scratch is used worldwide by teachers to teach the basics of computer programming and as young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
    This free online course introduces you to Scratch and its advantages in an educational setting, reviews the features and functions of the Scratch interface, and how to program using the Scratch software application. This course will be of great interest to teachers and parents who want their children to become familiar with computer programming concepts.

  • Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify the features of the Scratch interface and the reasons these features are used in programming. You will learn important computational skills and concepts that will be of help when solving programming problems.You will be able to analyse systematically and collaborate effecively when designing a prototype for a project. It will help a student to develop a good level of fluence with digital technology by learning how to read and write the Scratch language.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • Module 1: Introduction to Scratch
    • Programming with Scratch
    • Programming Concepts and Skills Supported in Scratch
    • Creating with Scratch
    • Scratch Video 1
    • Scratch Video 2
    • Learning with Scratch
    • 21st Century Learning Skills
  • Module 2: Scratch Interface
    • Scratch Interface - Getting Started
    • Scratch Interface - More Features
    • Scratch Interface - More Features Continued
    • Introduction to Scratch Blocks
    • Block Descriptions
    • Block Descriptions Continued
  • Module 3: Scratch Tutorials
    • Scratch Tutorial 1 - Rainbow Fish
    • Scratch Tutorial 2 - Whirling Butterfly
    • Scratch Tutorial 3 - Beat It
    • Scratch Tutorial 4 - Dancing Queen
    • Scratch Tutorial 5 - Haunted Scratch
  • Module 4: Scratch Cards
    • Scratch Card 1 - Change Color
    • Scratch Card 2 - Move to a Beat
    • Scratch Card 3 - Key Moves
    • Scratch Card 4 - Say Something
    • Scratch Card 5 - Glide
    • Scratch Card 6 - Follow the Mouse
    • Scratch Card 7 - Dance Twist
    • Scratch Card 8 - Interactive Whirl
    • Scratch Card 9 - Animate It
    • Scratch Card 10 - Moving Animation
    • Scratch Card 11 - Surprise Button
    • Scratch Card 12 - Keep Score
  • Extra Resources
  • Module 5: Scratch Assessment
    • Scratch Assessment
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Module 5: Scratch Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    MIT Media Lab

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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