Scratch. Hang out with one of the most famous cats in the world and learn how to code.
#code #computing

Categories    #Computer Science #Information Technology #Primary

By Sonny Sharma

Sonny (Sanjesh) is Founder of Spongy Elephant and qualified as a teacher in 1995. He is passionate about education and all things tech and is a Subject Expert in Computing for OfQual, a Google Education Trainer, a Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner, a STEM Ambassador and VR evangelist. Since he set up New Ways to Learn in 2011 his team have trained over 20000 teachers. You're in good hands.

What will I learn?

So we all know Scratch, the now infamous cat created by the amazing people at MIT to get kids coding with blocks before jumping into textual coding. With Scratch you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

We’ll be building our own content for teachers soon, however, in the meantime, we’ve got the best videos to get you going with some of the tutorials that will build confidence.

What are you going to learn about?

In this FREE Learning Trunk, you’ll learn how Scratch works and how to make the best use of it for lessons. You’ll learn how to make some simple games and understand the importance of debugging and creating basic algorithms before you get coding with pupils.

Who is hosting this Learning Trunk?

This is a CURATED Learning Trunk built for you from content sourced online. We have selected these particular videos after reviewing several available online.

How long do I need?

Less than 15 minutes.

Anything else I need to know?

We have set this Learning Trunk so that you progress through each video in any order.

This Learning Trunk covers...

  • FREE!
    What is Scratch?
  • Getting Started with Scratch
  • Animate Your Name with Scratch
  • Make Music Tutorial
  • Make it Fly Tutorial
  • Hide and Seek Game
  • Video Sensing in Scratch

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