Description : Build your own computer games with Scratch 3! Learn how to make fun games with Scratch--a free, beginner-friendly programming language from the MIT Media Lab. Create mazes, road-crossing games, and two-player games that keep score. Colorful pictures and easy-to-follow instructions show you how to add cool animations and sound effects to your games. You'll have hours of fun catching snowflakes, gobbling up tacos, and dodging donuts in space--while learning how to code along the way! Covers Scratch 3
Description : Kids can easily learn to code games and projects using Scratch 3.0, in this fantastic workbook from Carol Vorderman, perfect for school projects or just for fun!??Download Scratch, a simple and free programming language and get programming quickly with Scratch 3.0 Made Easy. It's the perfect coding book for beginners or Scratch enthusiasts who want to find out how to use all the exciting new features of Scratch 3.0. These include new sprites, backgrounds, sound effects, paint editor, and sound-editing tool to make music or sound affects. This new version of Scratch will also let you code and play games on tablets, and play the games you create on smart phones. In Scratch 3.0 Made Easy, programming for kids is broken down clearly and simply, so children will easily learn how to create their own games, projects, and much more on the screen.
Description : Become a super-coder and create your very own computer games using Scratch a free software developed by MIT. Calling all creative young gamers! With its easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, this book will teach you key concepts like drawing shapes so you can code your own games using free software. By the end, any kid will be able to make 20 popular games, from Snake to Brick Bouncer."
Description : Have you been looking to learn programming, but aren't sure where to start? Maybe writing so many words and phrases seems daunting at first? Programming syntax is quite difficult, and for many people it feels slightly beyond them. Luckily, there's a solution. Scratch is a visual programming language. This means that you're able to code complex applications without as much as writing a single word of text. That also makes it ideal to teach kids with.If you try to teach your kids, say, C++, and start by explaining to them that "cin" means asking for the value of a variable... well, they're going to lose interest soon. On the other hand, if you start with Scratch's visual appeal, and show them that they can make a cute game with just a bit of effort, you're bound to keep their interest. For the same reason, Scratch is great if you're wanting to start out yourself. It can be hard to keep your own interest going if your progress is so slow every time. On the other hand, Scratch starts you out immediately. If you're looking to start out with programming, then Scratch is your best bet. This book will help introduce you to all of Scratch's nuances, teaching you all about how it works, what it does, and how it does it. We'll guide you through every step of the way. Starting out from... scratch. We'll go over installing Scratch and setting up the programming environment, to making your first simple programs. If you're ready to start out with programming, and using Scratch, or even if you just want to learn it for your kids, then let's dive right in!
Description : An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book teaches children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen. "Coding for Beginners using Scratch does an excellent job of making it a fun and accessible journey for even the youngest readers ... It is both a great starter lesson for moving on to more advanced software and a book to give you a new hobby with which to impress friends" - LoveReading4Kids "A super guide to coding for beginners... Written so clearly and simply that even a non-coding adult could understand it." - Lancashire Evening Post "An accessible introduction, walking children through the basics before getting them started on some fun projects to stretch their skills." - The Guardian "An ideal introduction to what will be a very important subject for the kids of today." - Silicon Republic "The clear explanations make every project easily achievable and will really give children confidence to tackle coding for themselves; the end results are great fun and very satisfying, giving children a strong sense of achievement." - Parents in Touch "Start from Scratch, literally, and build up your coding skills with the help of this step-by-step guide to one of the most popular coding languages for children." - Cork Evening Echo "An introduction to the computer language especially suited to beginners." - Books for Keeps
Description : DescriptionSoftware development is a two-step process. 1. Solve the problem logically, and 2. Translate the logic into syntax of a programming language. First step is very helpful in developing our logical capacity. The second step is about remembering the language syntax and knowing its use. A good artisan should be adroit in using his tools. But it is his creative thinking, and not the usage of his tools, that makes him a good artisan. Similarly, a good coder should know how to use a programming language, but his problem-solving abilities and logical capacity makes him a good programmer. In most advanced programming languages, you first go thru the tiring installations, acclimatize yourself with nuances of the IDE and remember complex syntaxes, before you can write your first program. Many students lose their interest in software development because of this infrastructure work and never experience the magic! Scratch programming, on the other hand, has a bare-minimum syntax and is very easy to start. This book is an attempt to enhance our logical abilities using Scratch as a tool. K12 students should read it to enhance their brain-power. Parent should read it to help your children. Teachers should read it to develop educational aids. Student of computer science should pick this book to learn about all programming constructs, and also get introduced to many computer science concepts like Multi-threading. It is a small book, but there is something for everyone in this book. ContentsAcknowledgement, The Environment, My First Project - Events and Motions ,Scratching more - Sounds & Costumes ,Branching, Looping, Having my Own Data, Scratch for Logic Building, A Sneak peek into Scratch 3.0 69
Description : Learn to code the fun way with nine real projects for true beginners Adventures in Coding is written specifically for young people who want to learn how to code, but don't know where to begin. No experience? No problem! This book starts from the very beginning to take you from newbie to app-builder in no time. You'll 'learn by doing' as you build projects designed to help you master fundamental programming skills—and you'll have a great time doing it. These skills form the foundation of any programmer's tool set, and you'll continue to use them as you graduate to other devices and more difficult projects. Each chapter includes a video to help clear up any confusion and make sure you really understand, so you can keep programming your way through every single project without hitting major roadblocks. If you're ready to start designing your own program, this book will help you get started today. More and more kids are learning to code, and many schools offer basic programming classes as part of the regular curriculum. This book is structured like a class, starting with the basics and building skill upon skill, making it both a perfect accompaniment to formal instruction and an ideal guide for self-study. Learn the basic programming skills you'll use everywhere Build nine fun projects from super-basic to pretty challenging Build the skills you need to create bigger and better apps Watch video tutorials for extra help and explanations How many times have you played with an app only to find yourself wishing it had this or that feature? If you learn how to code, you can be the creator of the next big app! But it all starts with that first small project. Adventures in Coding provides all the information you need, so let's get coding!
Description : Now updated for Scratch 3.0, this 75-card deck features interactive programming projects you can make with Scratch, a free-to-use graphical programming language used by millions of kids around the world. The front of each card shows an activity, like Pong, Write an Interactive Story, Create a Virtual Pet, Play Hide and Seek. The back shows how to put code blocks together to make projects come to life! Along the way, kids learn coding concepts like sequencing, conditionals, and variables.
Description : From the editors of Brain Quest, America’s #1 educational bestseller! This Big Fat Notebook makes it all “sink in” with key concepts, mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, and doodles to help you understand computer science. Including: Computing systems Binary code Algorithms Computational thinking Loops, events, and procedures Programming in Scratch and Python Boolean Expressions Web development Cybersecurity HTML CSS …and more! The Big Fat Notebook series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. Each book in the series meets Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.