This event is now over
NEW START DATE: MARCH 16 - new end date: May 4.
Pls note: this class requires solid reading, math and ability to focus and remain seated (except for a short break).
Does your kid dream of writing his or her own video games? We've found a great way to get started: Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten project.
What is Scratch? Look here:
In our 7-week course, your student will learn how to program a character to move on the screen, to slide, dance or talk in reaction to keyboard commands. We can store their projects online so they can continue working on them at home; we can also store them on our computers, so they can access them and continue to build on them the following week. People use Scratch! to tell stories; to make very basic games, or to just explore multimedia programming.
NOTE: Scratch! is available to anyone for free on the Internet. Learn it at home! But if you prefer a classroom environment with a live instructor, sign up for our class.
Here is an excellent video that shows you how it works:
We provide 1 netbook per student for use during class.
Areas of exploration: programming, multimedia, storytelling, music.
For Bradley Hills students grades 2-5.
Maximum enrollment: 12
7 one-hour meetings. $90.
Class meets at Bradley Hills room TBA, on the following 7 Wednesdays directly after school: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4
If you need help registering, please call Adventures with Robots at 301-259-1255.
March 16, 2011 — 11:10 am to
May 04, 2011 — 12:10 pm
Bradley Hills E.S.