Please note: next class starts in February 2014. You can sign up here.
Scratch is free and is an online programming environment. It can be used on both PCs and Macs.
Scratch was developed by MIT as a drag and drop language that makes it really easy for children to start programming fast (no syntax to remember). Students are making their first program within minutes which really excites them. My current ‘offline’ students keep telling me how much they are enjoying the class and I am so impressed with the games they are making!
Here is a great video that explains what Scratch is, why students should learn to program and why kids love it:
The class is for 5th through 12th grade. It will be run through Edmodo and each week I will put up a video explaining that week’s concepts. I will assign a task for homework which they will send me to check.
If students need additional help, they can get that via messaging, email, Facetime, Google+ Hangouts or Skype.
Cost of the class will be $85. There are no additional costs as all the resources are contained in the class.
Sign up here: http://fundafunda-scratch-2014.eventbee.com. Once you have signed up I will send log in information.
Students can sign up until the middle of the second week as they would still have time to catch up on what has happened so far.
Please share this with friends who may have children who want to learn to program! Questions? Ask in the Comments.