Scratch Programming for Teens [NOOK Book]

Overview

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. ...
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Scratch Programming for Teens

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598636994
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR
  • Publication date: 1/6/2008
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 712,976
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I
Scratch Basics Chapter 1
Introducing Scratch Chapter 2
Getting Comfortable with the Scratch Development Environment Chapter 3
A Review of the Basic Components of Scratch Projects Chapter 4
Making the Kitty Dance - A Quick Scratch Project Part II
Learning How to Write Scratch Programs Chapter 5
Moving Things Around Chapter 6
Sensing Sprite Position and Controlling Environmental Settings Chapter 7
Storing and Retrieving Data Chapter 8
Doing a Little Math Chapter 9
Conditional and Repetitive logic Chapter 10 Changing the Way Sprites Look and Behave Chapter 11 Spicing things Up with Sounds Chapter 12 Drawing Lines and Shapes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Too Much Money!

    There are only 2 books on scratch programming. One book is free. I am definetly not going to buy this book for $20 if there is another book for less!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Sample

    Sample is worthless.

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