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Learn to Program with Scratch

Author : Majed Marji
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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts? In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji uses Scratch to explain the concepts essential to solving real-world programming problems. The labeled, color-coded blocks plainly show each logical step in a given script, and with a single click, you can even test any part of your script to check your logic. You'll learn how to: –Harness the power of repeat loops and recursion –Use if/else statements and logical operators to make decisions –Store data in variables and lists to use later in your program –Read, store, and manipulate user input –Implement key computer science algorithms like a linear search and bubble sort Hands-on projects will challenge you to create an Ohm's law simulator, draw intricate patterns, program sprites to mimic line-following robots, create arcade-style games, and more! Each chapter is packed with detailed explanations, annotated illustrations, guided examples, lots of color, and plenty of exercises to help the lessons stick. Learn to Program with Scratch is the perfect place to start your computer science journey, painlessly. Uses Scratch 2

Scratch 3 Programming Playground

Author : Al Sweigart
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A project-filled introduction to coding that shows kids how to build programs by making cool games. Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners worldwide. Scratch 3 features an updated interface, new programming blocks, and the ability to run on tablets and smartphones, so you can learn how to code on the go. In Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you'll learn to code by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions with full-color images, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You'll learn to make games like: • Maze Runner: escape the maze! • Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail • Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks • Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone • Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic • Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros Learning how to program shouldn't be dry and dreary. With Scratch 3 Programming Playground, you'll make a game of it! Covers: Scratch 3

Scratch by Example

Author : Eduardo A. Vlieg
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This is a book about learning the Scratch language so that you can use it in teaching and other instructional situations. The book explains the visual nature of the language, showing you how to write programs by dragging and dropping visual blocks representing common compute operations. Scratch is visual language that even young children can master. and makes computer programming as easy as dragging and dropping graphical blocks that represent programming commands, eliminating the traditional stumbling blocks of typing and syntax errors. With a drag-and-drop interface that runs in any web browser, and on devices from iPads to PCs to Macs to Microsoft Surface tablets, Scratch is an easily accessible way to enter the world of computer programming. This book teaches how to use Scratch in a fun and simple way that relies on examples and learning by doing. Progressing from simple three-block scripts that move a character across the screen to complex projects that involve motion, sound, and user input, this book: Imparts a thorough understanding of the Scratch interface. Shows how to create a range of Scratch projects, including simple games. Builds a solid foundation for future programming in other languages What You Will Learn Navigate the Scratch interface Create sprites and backdrops Learn programming skills good in all languages Program simple games and animations Share programs with friends worldwide Who This Book Is For Scratch for Absolute Beginners is intended for complete beginners to the world of computer programming and the Scratch language. Learning to program in Scratch is an easy and fun way for anybody seven years and older to learn about computer programming. Scratch's drag-and-drop interface in a web browser makes the book easy and accessible to young children and adults alike.

Super Scratch Programming Adventure Covers Version 2

Author : The LEAD Project
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Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. The latest version, Scratch 2, brings the language right into your web browser, with no need to download software. In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They’ll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. Patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time. This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like variables, flow control, and subroutines effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer. Now Updated for Scratch 2 The free Super Scratch Educator's Guide provides commentary and advice on the book's games suitable for teachers and parents. For Ages 8 and Up

Code IT Primary Programming

Author : Phil Bagge
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The new computing curriculum is truly transformational. However, many primary teachers and pupils have little or no experience of programming or the thinking skills that underpin it. This book, classroom-tested and perfected by the author through his website code-it.co.uk, helps teachers to provide their pupils with an exciting, challenging computer science curriculum in Key Stage 2. The book can be used to supplement existing programming modules or as a complete KS2 computer science program of study. The author starts by outlining what computational thinking is and which approaches work when teaching programming. He also shows teachers how to promote resilience and problem solving. The book contains a series of programming projects that gradually introduce pupils to algorithm design and evaluation, generalisation and decomposition. Pupils learn how to use sequence, repetition, selection and variables through becoming creators of a wide variety of programming projects, that emphasise maths, literacy, humanities, gaming, music and control. There are four pupil workbooks to provide structure, resources and home learning links. These are designed to work in conjunction with the teacher book. A growing bank of online videos are available to help teachers improve their own skills and take full advantage of the cross-curricular benefits of developing depth in programming. The Scratch programming language, already widely recognised in schools, is freely accessible online or as a download at home. It is the ideal place to begin programming as there is no other system that allows pupils to create such a wide variety of projects and be used in both primary and secondary education. It also allow pupils to extend their understanding independently through the Scratch online community.

Learn to Program with Small Basic

Author : Majed Marji
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Small Basic is a free, beginner-friendly programming language created by Microsoft. Inspired by BASIC, which introduced programming to millions of first-time PC owners in the 1970s and 1980s, Small Basic is a modern language that makes coding simple and fun. Learn to Program with Small Basic introduces you to the empowering world of programming. You’ll master the basics with simple activities like displaying messages and drawing colorful pictures, and then work your way up to programming games! Learn how to: –Program your computer to greet you by name –Make a game of rock-paper-scissors using If/Else statements –Create an interactive treasure map using arrays –Draw intricate geometric patterns with just a few lines of code –Simplify complex programs by breaking them into bite-sized subroutines You’ll also learn to command a turtle to draw shapes, create magical moving text, solve math problems quickly, help a knight slay a dragon, and more! Each chapter ends with creative coding challenges so you can take your skills to the next level. Learn to Program with Small Basic is the perfect place to start your computer science journey.

Super Scratch Programming Adventure Scratch 3

Author : The LEAD Project
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Comics! Games! Programming! Now updated to cover Scratch 3. Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. The latest version, Scratch 3, features an updated interface, new sprites and programming blocks, and extensions that let you program things like the micro:bit. In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. Patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time. This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like variables, flow control, and subroutines effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer. Covers Scratch 3

Learn CS Concepts with Scratch

Author : Abhay Joshi
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Who this book is for:This book is perfect for students who are keen to learn CS concepts and have no prior programming background. In addition to learning a lot of Computer Science concepts, you will do a series of interesting projects and programming activities. You will work on a few big projects, and you will also write many small "practice programs". You will learn and apply concepts of computer programming and computer science when you write these programs. Scratch programming language:The choice of programming language is critical to achieve the intended objectives of teaching CS to beginners. In this book we use the Scratch programming language. Scratch is an entertaining and powerful language, and yet it is easy to learn. It is known as a "low floor and high ceiling" language - it allows the learner to build his/her vocabulary without getting mired in the complexities of syntax and grammar.There is a lot of material on Scratch Programming on the Internet, including videos, online courses, Scratch projects, and so on. This book is meant to offer a more organized and tutorial-like treatment to learning Scratch. It is also focused more on learning CS concepts rather than Scratch itself.Why learn programming:The idea of using computer programming as a medium for learning is rapidly gaining acceptance. The benefits of learning programming and computer science concepts well before college - even in elementary grades - are well-understood. Here is a list of some of the amazing things that happen when children engage in computer programming:- Children become active and creative learners, because they explore ideas through a hands-on activity with an infinitely powerful tool.- They learn to think about and analyze their own thinking, because that is the only way to program computers.- They learn to solve complex problems by breaking them into smaller sub-problems.- They learn a new way of thinking (called "computational" thinking).- In the world of programming, answers are not simply "right" or "wrong"; this prepares a child's mindset for real-life problems.- Children's learning processes are transformed from acquiring facts to thinking creatively and analytically.How the book is organized:The book is organized as a series of units - each containing a bunch of CS concepts and associated programming activities. Typically, each unit also includes a major programming project that helps you practice all the concepts learnt till then. At the end, an appendix lists answers to all "review questions" and another appendix provides links to working programs for most of the programming exercises in the book. Author's background:Abhay's area of interest is "teaching Computer Programming as a medium for learning" and he has been teaching Scratch regularly to elementary, middle, and high school students since 2008. In 2011 Abhay co-authored (with Sandesh Gaikwad) two books on Logo Programming and in early 2016 he authored "Advanced Scratch Programming". Abhay has been associated with the Software Industry since 1988 as a programmer, developer, entrepreneur, and teacher. After getting an MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University (USA), he worked as a programmer for product companies that developed operating systems, network protocols, and secure software. In 1997, Abhay co-founded Disha Technologies, a successful software services organization.

Robotics for Kids

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Writing code is an art just like drawing, painting or writing a poem. Using the right tools and creative thinking you can create marvels. The primary goal of this book is to provide such tools to the children. It is like putting the seeds of creative thinking into the minds of children. The book will guide you, step by step, through writing some simple programs. Computer programming is an important skill for future generations, and this is the first and most crucial step into the world of robotics and automation. In this book, we will use Scratch as a programming language. This the first step in learning computer programming. Scratch is a block-based visual educational programming language primarily made for children to learn to program creatively. Scratch is designed primarily for ages 8 to 16, but children of age six can also use it with little help from their parents. This book is divided into two parts, for beginners and advanced users. These two parts give an excellent understanding, logic and solid foundation for the concepts we will be using in robotics and automation. Very complex programs can be made by merely joining code blocks in Scratch. These code blocks fit together like Lego. There are no boundaries to what you can create by using Scratch. We will try to make some animations and create simple games in this book using Scratch 3.0. The book will explain everything in a way which is easy to understand for a child. Children can take help from parents in the beginning if they find some part of the book is difficult to understand. All the programs in this book are tested on the latest versions available while releasing this book.

Code It How To Teach Primary Programming Using Scratch

Author : Phil Bagge
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The Scratch: The ideal place to begin programming! Key Stage 2 Programming Curriculum Guide . Most primary teachers and pupils have little – if any – experience programming. This book, classroom-tested and perfected by the author through his website code-it.co.uk, aids teachers in providing Key Stage 2 pupils with an exciting and challenging computer science curriculum. Code It can be used to supplement existing programming modules or as a complete KS2 computer science program of study. It contains a series of programming projects that gradually introduce pupils to algorithm design and evaluation, generalisation and decomposition. Pupils will learn how to use sequence, repetition, selection and variables through becoming creators of a wide variety of programming projects. Maths, literacy, humanities, gaming, music and control skills are all put to the test. There are four pupil workbooks to provide structure, resources and home learning links. These are designed to work in conjunction with the teacher book. A growing bank of online videos are also available, designed to help teachers improve their own skills and take full advantage of the cross-curricular benefits of developing depth in programming. The Scratch programming language, already widely recognised in schools, is freely accessible online or as a download at home. Scratch is the ideal place to begin programming as there is no other system that allows pupils to create such a wide variety of projects across primary and secondary education. It also enables pupils to extend their understanding independently through the Scratch online community – the new computing curriculum is truly transformational!