Scratch is a popular, free, and open-source programming language and teaching tool developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is a non-programmer friendly , graphical programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. 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.
In this beginner's workshop, we'll introduce the basics of Scratch and start to explore some of the different kinds of projects that Scratch is ideal for. Participants will learn how to use the Scratch blocks (control, motion, looks, sound, pen, etc) and familiarize themselves with basic movement and simple animations. *We'll have some laptops on hand, kids are encouraged to bring their own if they have them!
Dates: Saturday, December 8, 10:30-12 p.m.
Cost: $10-25,sliding scale
Age: Open to kids of any age, geared towards people with little or no experience