Journeys in Scratch: Create Your World With Code (Online)

Journeys in Scratch: Create Your World With Code (Online)

Apply all you’ve learnt in Start with Scratch to 4 different projects!

Format

(Online) Summer Camp (4 days x 1 week x 2 hours/lesson)

Duration

16 hours

Age Group

7-10

Coding Level

Requires Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time or equivalent block-based programming experience

English Level

Intermediate to Fluent (Eiken Level 3 or higher)

Course Summary

So you’ve just discovered your Scratch superpowers? What will you do next with them? As with learning any new skill or language (or power!), practice makes progress. Practice your newfound coding skills with a series of up to 4 projects aimed at helping you get your superpowers under control!

Choose between 2 groups of projects to work on.

(A) Creative Bundle: Get creative coding up your own chatbot, designing out of this world games, and trying your hand at digital art!

1. Program a chatbot with Scratch!

2. Catch some ghosts and join the Ghostbusters crew!

3. How do you send a rocket from the Earth to the moon? Find out more with this exciting project!

4. Try your hand at digital art!

(B) Inventive Bundle: Get exploring as you code up a calculator and design a variety of games that’ll take you underwater and into outer space!

1. Create a simple calculator to solve complex mathematical problems!

2. Help your diver collect all the plastic trash in the ocean, but be careful to avoid the inhabitants of the underwater world!

3. Build a football game with Scratch!

4. Avoid the asteroids!

Ain’t no virus gonna stop us! Keep the learnin’ going with our series of guided Scratch projects – our instructors will walk your kids through the process of building these fun projects and get their coding superpowers ready for the next challenge thrown their way!

Point

1

Apply fundamental Scratch concepts to a variety of fun projects

Point

2

Guided learning through a choice of 4 thematic projects

Point

3

Requires Start with Scratch (either the online or offline courses)

What You'll Learn

Programming Skills

Creative application of the concepts learnt in Start with Scratch such as:

  • Sequences, loops and events
  • Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables
  • Add timers, life counters and scores
  • Broadcast messages
  • Test and debug using logic and systematic reasoning

Life Skills

  • Design Thinking
  • Logical Thinking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem Solving

FAQ

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Experience in Scratch is required to take part in and to follow this course.

2. My child has done some Scratch programming at school. Should he/she still attend this course?

If you’re not too sure how much your child knows about Scratch programming, please email us a link to your child’s Scratch profile and we’ll be glad to advise you accordingly.

3. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?

Scratch was designed for 7-10 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 10 year old may not result in the best learning environment for the younger student. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes if there is a minimum of 3 participants. Please contact us directly to enquire.

4. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need for the class?

Classes will be conducted via Zoom conferencing. Your child will need a laptop/desktop computer with a webcam/video conferencing and their microphone enabled. We will be using password secured classrooms which will be locked once the class has begun.

There is a no iPad policy for our online classes.