Animation and Game Development
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- Scratch Coding workbook
- Online platform with complete lesson plan and video lessons
- Professional learning for your staff
- Prizes and awards for students
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Why teach coding with Scratch?
Ease of Use
Scratch has a user-friendly interface that’s designed for beginners. It uses a block-based coding approach, where students can drag and drop blocks of code to create programs. This makes it easier for students to grasp the basics of coding without getting overwhelmed by syntax.
Develops Computational Thinking
Scratch helps students develop computational thinking skills. It encourages them to break down complex problems into smaller parts, identify patterns, develop and use abstractions, and devise algorithms to solve problems.
With Scratch, students can create a wide range of projects, such as animations, games, interactive stories, and more. This promotes creativity and allows students to express themselves through code.
Scratch has a large online community where students can share their projects, get feedback, and learn from others. This encourages collaboration and peer learning.
Coding with Scratch involves a lot of problem-solving. Students have to figure out how to translate their ideas into code and troubleshoot when things don’t work as expected.
Prepares for Advanced Coding
While Scratch is a beginner-friendly platform, the concepts students learn can be applied to more advanced programming languages. It provides a solid foundation for students who want to pursue further studies in computer science.
Aligns with Standards
Scratch aligns with several computer science education standards, including those from the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).