Computer Programming Foundations

A 21st-Century Education Course

$349.00 for 1 year

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Computer Programming Foundations

Did you know computers have their very own language? Instead of words, computers talk in numbers and short commands. When you master their language, you can make cool things like interactive games, mazes, and digital art come to life.

In this course, you’ll learn how to program using Scratch, the MIT Media Lab’s free programming-for-kids software, and how to talk to computers — no robot voice required.

What You’ll Learn

Associated Careers

  • A programming language called Scratch, built by MIT
  • How to think like a computer
  • Foundational programming/coding concepts
  • How to make code animations and games
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Video Game Programmer
  • Data Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • And many more…

What You’ll Create

Associated 21st-Century Skills

  • Spirograph drawings
  • Animated greeting cards
  • A paint program
  • A racing game
  • A maze adventure
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Perseverance
  • Problem-solving
  • Design thinking
  • And more…

 

System/Equipment Requirements

  • PC: Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac: OSX 10.7 or higher
  • Yes, Chromebook compatible
  • Free Scratch account