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Scratch Junior (For kids 5-10)

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Description

Intended Audience
Kids (5 – 10 years and older) who have not yet programmed and want to learn it from the bottom up. You can start your kids right here with this course. Coding is fun and develops their problem-solving ability, as well as their mathematical ability.

After this course you should be able to:
ScratchJr is a fun, free, toddler-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs.

What to bring
Please bring your own Laptop, Android Tablet or Apple iPad

Further Training / Support

The next course in the series is Codey Rocky Coding

Kids will be introduced to and become members of the international online Scratch community and will be able to continue with challenges and will also have online access to our lecturers for guidance in this community.

Course Contents

Getting Started

Activity 1: Throw a Dance Party!

  • Step 1: Open the App
  • Step 2: Make a New Project
  • Step 3: Make the Cat Move!
  • Step 4: Use the Green Flag
  • Step 5: Add a Background
  • Step 6: Add Another Character
  • Step 7: Don’t Just Dance, Say Something!
  • Step 8: Add a Title
  • Step 9: Name Your Project
  • Step 10: Save Your Project
  • Hints
  • Tips for Grown-ups
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Explore!
  • Undoing and Redoing
  • Deleting Objects
  • Deleting Blocks
  • A Guided Tour of the ScratchJr Interface
  • What’s Next?

Animations

Activity 2: Make Your Cat Move!

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Spelling a Name
  • Math Connection: Seeing How Many Ways You Can Get to
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 3: Make Your Cat Turn!

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Contents in detail
  • Literacy Connection: Describing Feelings
  • Math Connection: Telling Time
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 4: Let’s Play Hide-and-Seek! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Telling a Story
  • Math Connection: Observing and Counting
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 5: Do Something Over and Over! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Comparing Your Scripts to Sentences
  • Tips for Grown-Ups
  • Math Connection: Comparing Two Scripts
  • Tips for Grown-ups
  • Project Time! Old MacDonald’s Farm
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Building New Vocabulary
  • Math Connection: Counting the Blocks You’ve Used
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Stories

Activity 6: Find Your Voice!

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Presenting
  • Math Connection: Adding and Subtracting
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 7: Turn the Page!

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Telling Your Own Stories
  • Math Connection: Sequencing Your Story
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 8: Change the Pace! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Creating Announcements
  • Math Connection: Timing the Race
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 9: Stop and Look! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Adding Narration
  • Math Connection: Changing the Wait Time
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 10: Wait Your Turn! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Using Full Sentences
  • Math Connection: Counting the Wait Time
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 11: Build a Snowman! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Asking Questions
  • Math Connection: Counting the Circles
  • Tips for Grown-ups
  • Project Time! The Tortoise and the Hare
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Creating a Digital Book
  • Math Connection: Making Characters Move
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Games

Activity 12: Pick a Peach! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Contents in detail
  • Literacy Connection: Adding to the Story
  • Math Connection: Composing and Comparing Shapes
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 13: Blast Off! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Getting Ready for Takeoff
  • Math Connection: Counting Backward
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 14: Play Tag! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Creating a Conversation Between Friends
  • Math Connection: Estimating
  • Tips for Grown-ups

Activity 15: Guess the Odd One Out! 

  • What You’ll Learn
  • How to Make It
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Writing the Game Directions .
  • Math Connection: Writing Your Own Math Problems
  • Tips for Grown-ups
  • Project Time! Cats Versus Birds
  • How to Make It
  • Hints
  • Looking for a Challenge?
  • Literacy Connection: Turning Your Game into a Story
  • Math Connection: Keeping a Tally
  • Tips for Grown-ups
  • Afterword

Transitioning from ScratchJr to Scratch 

  • The Scratch Community
  • Getting Started with Scratch
  • The ScratchEd Website
  • Appendix B: Reference Guides
  • Block Reference
  • Paint Editor Reference

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Duration

20 weeks

  • One 1.5 hour session per week

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