Scratch For Kids For Dummies

Scratch For Kids For Dummies

by Derek Breen


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Scratch For Kids For Dummies by Derek Breen

Scratch is a fast, fun, and easy way to get started in computerscience

Do you want to make cool games, impressive animations, andbecome an all-around Scratch super star? You've come to the rightplace! Packed with full-color photos and easy-to-followinstructions, Scratch For Kids For Dummies makes it easy toget started—even if you've never attempted computerprogramming or coding. Inside, you'll find out how to design anddevelop your own games, create amazing animations, interact withthe online Scratch community, and much more!

There's no doubting that Scratch is fun, but it also helps youlearn to think creatively, reason symmetrically, and workcollaboratively—essential skills for life in the21st century. Best of all, the software is completelyfree and runs right in your web browser! With the help of thisdown-to-earth and friendly guide, you'll quickly discover how tochoose from a library of characters, backgrounds, and props, drawyour own options, and open another user's project, modify it, andpublish it online—all with the click of a button.

  • Create games, stories, and animations
  • Learn programming
  • Share your projects with the Scratch community
  • Participate in the Scratch forums

If you're looking to make the most of MIT's Scratch software butdon't quite know where to start, everything you need to try yourhand at this popular multimedia programming tool is right here. Sowhat are you waiting for?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119014874
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/04/2015
Series: For Kids For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,188,481
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Derek Breen is a former designer for the Education Arcade at MIT and teaching fellow in the Digital Media Arts and Instructional Design program at Harvard Extension School. He currently develops game design curriculum and learning materials for i2 Camp and provides teacher training in digital design, animation, and game development for K-12 teachers throughout the country.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Become a Scratch Designer 9

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Scratch 11

Chapter 2: Create Your Own Comics 35

Chapter 3: Design Scratch Animals 60

Chapter 4: Build Vector Robots 79

Chapter 5: Digital Collages 99

Part 2: Become a Scratch Animator 127

Chapter 6: Animation Essentials 129

Chapter 7: Animate Great Characters 152

Chapter 8: Location, Location, Location 176

Chapter 9: Sounds Good to Me 197

Chapter 10: Lights, Camera, ACTION! 217

Part 3: Become a Scratch Game Developer 241

Chapter 11: Design a Classic Videogame 243

Chapter 12: Super Snake 266

Chapter 13: A-Maze-ing Game 289

Chapter 14: Attacking the Clones 319

Chapter 15: Game Not Over! 354

Index 362

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds cool
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