Please note: New classes are constantly being started. Find out more 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 classes are for 5th through 12th grade. They will be run through Canvas learning management system 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.
Try out this Hidden Objects game created by one of the past students
Here is all the info on the classes: http://fundafunda.com/comp_courses.
Please share this with friends who may have children who want to learn to program! Questions? Ask in the Comments.