Scratch Programming for Teens

Scratch Programming for Teens

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by Jerry Lee Jr. Ford
     
 

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people develop 21st century learning skills - its graphical interface and ease-of-use actually make learning mathematical, computational, and design concepts fun. It… See more details below

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Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people develop 21st century learning skills - its graphical interface and ease-of-use actually make learning mathematical, computational, and design concepts fun. It can be downloaded for free for both Windows and Mac, and is being used in a wide variety of in-school and after-school settings around the world. Scratch Programming for Teens is the first book on this exciting new programming language that has the potential to get millions of young people interested in programming and computing. It teaches fundamental programming principles using the Scratch development platform, which will give the reader a wide view of the programming landscape and its many possibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598636994
Publisher:
Course Technology PTR
Publication date:
01/06/2008
Sold by:
CENGAGE LEARNING
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 18 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 23 other books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include AppleScript Studio Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Visual Basic 2005 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner, VBScript Professional Projects, Microsoft Windows Shell Scripting and WSH Administrator's Guide, Microsoft Windows Shell Scripting for the Absolute Beginner, Learn JavaScript in a Weekend, and Microsoft Windows XP Professional Administrator's Guide. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.

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