Advanced Coding in Scratch - Fri (Xtreme)
Recommended for grades 2 to 5 (No prior knowledge of Scratch is required)
Scratch is a game engine developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is free for anyone to use. It makes coding and game development easy for children. In this class, students will focus on the more subtle aspects of game design including how to design a user-friendly interface, how to animate buttons, and create message screens for players. This will give students a more advanced level of understanding of the fundamentals of interface and UI design in games. By the end of the course, the students will have created a fully working quiz game that they can play at home.
Class Days & Times
Every Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time from January 8th to March 26th. (No class on February 19th.)
Number of Meetings: 9
Hours Per Meeting: 1
Scratch is a free to use software that requires no download. You can access it at this website: https://scratch.mit.edu/
Class Size: Up to 8 students per class.
Grade Level: This class is recommended for grades 3 to 5.
Homework: Required homework assignments.
Extra Help: Students can schedule 3 one on one appointments with the instructor at no extra cost.
Returning Students: This class can be retaken for a more advanced and challenging experience.
Eric has taught classes in the Public Schools of Brookline for over 6 years. He is widely regarded as the "cool, modern, caring, and down to earth kind of teacher. He was ranked our best instructor of 2019 and 2020 voted by customers.