The Official Scratch Jr. Book

Help Your Kids Learn to Code
Author: Marina Umaschi Bers,Mitchel Resnick
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277318
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads, Android tablets, Amazon tablets, and Chromebooks. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games. The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find: –Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions –Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts –Tips for grown-ups and teachers –Creative challenges to take the learning further By the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures! The ScratchJr app now supports English, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, and Thai.

The Official ScratchJr Book

Help Your Kids Learn to Code
Author: Marina Umaschi Bers,Mitchel Resnick
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276710
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games. The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find: *Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions *Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts *Tips for grown-ups and teachers *Creative challenges to take the learning further By the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!

Learn to Program with Scratch

A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math
Author: Majed Marji
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275781
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts? In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji uses Scratch to explain the concepts essential to solving real-world programming problems. The labeled, color-coded blocks plainly show each logical step in a given script, and with a single click, you can even test any part of your script to check your logic. You'll learn how to: –Harness the power of repeat loops and recursion –Use if/else statements and logical operators to make decisions –Store data in variables and lists to use later in your program –Read, store, and manipulate user input –Implement key computer science algorithms like a linear search and bubble sort Hands-on projects will challenge you to create an Ohm's law simulator, draw intricate patterns, program sprites to mimic line-following robots, create arcade-style games, and more! Each chapter is packed with detailed explanations, annotated illustrations, guided examples, lots of color, and plenty of exercises to help the lessons stick. Learn to Program with Scratch is the perfect place to start your computer science journey, painlessly. Uses Scratch 2

Scratch Programming Playground

Learn to Program by Making Cool Games
Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277962
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You’ll learn to make games like: –Maze Runner: escape the maze! –Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail –Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks –Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone –Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic –Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros. Learning how to program shouldn’t be dry and dreary. With Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll make a game of it! Uses Scratch 2

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Learn to Program by Making Cool Games (Covers Version 2)
Author: The LEAD Project
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275315
Category: Computers
Page: 157
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Provides step-by-step instructions and code to create computer games inspired by classic arcade games using Scratch.

Blocks to robots

learning with technology in the early childhood classroom
Author: Marina Umaschi Bers
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 154
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Research shows that attitudes about science, math, and technology start to form during the early schooling years. This pioneering book shows how to successfully use technology in the early childhood classroom. Grounded in a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, the author focuses on robotic manipulatives that allow children to explore complex concepts in a concrete and fun way. At the same time, she examines how this technology engages sensorimotor and socioemotional skills, which are fundamental for the healthy development of young children.

Scratch Coding Cards

Creative Coding Activities for Kids
Author: Natalie Rusk,M. I. T. Scratch Team,The Mit Team
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593277741
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 75
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Want to introduce kids to coding in a fun and creative way? With The Scratch Coding Cards, kids learn to code as they create interactive games, stories, music, and animations. The short-and-simple activities provide an inviting entry point into Scratch, the graphical programming language used by millions of kids around the world. Kids can use this colorful 75-card deck to create a variety of interactive programming projects. They'll create their own version of Pong, Write an Interactive Story, Create a Virtual Pet, Play Hide and Seek, and more! Each card features step-by-step instructions for beginners to start coding with Scratch. The front of the card shows an activity kids can do with Scratch--like animating a character or keeping score in a game. The back shows how to put together code blocks to make the projects come to life! Along the way, kids learn key coding concepts, such as sequencing, conditionals, and variables. This collection of coding activity cards is perfect for sharing among small groups in homes and schools.

Coding With ScratchJr


Author: Adrienne Matteson
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1634722523
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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ScratchJr is a beginner's programming language that is fun and easy to use. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.

Head First Learn to Code

A Learner's Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking
Author: Eric Freeman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491958839
Category: Computers
Page: 640
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What will you learn from this book? It’s no secret the world around you is becoming more connected, more configurable, more programmable, more computational. You can remain a passive participant, or you can learn to code. With Head First Learn to Code you’ll learn how to think computationally and how to write code to make your computer, mobile device, or anything with a CPU do things for you. Using the Python programming language, you’ll learn step by step the core concepts of programming as well as many fundamental topics from computer science, such as data structures, storage, abstraction, recursion, and modularity. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Learn to Code uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Scratch For Kids For Dummies


Author: Derek Breen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119014875
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
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Scratch For Kids For Dummies shows you how to use Scratch to create interactive stories, games, and animations, which you can share online with the Scratch community! No programming or coding experience is needed to take full advantage of Scratch. Start by choosing from a library of characters, backgrounds and props, or draw your own options. Use pre-determined programming blocks to add animation and interactivity to your project. Don't want to create your own project? Open another user's project, modify it, and then publish it online with the click of a button. With Scratch For Kids For Dummies, youwill: Design and develop your own games Create amazing animations Learn programming Interact with the Scratch online community Become a Scratch superstar! Scratch will help you learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab and is used in more than 150 different countries. Best of all the software is completely free and runs right in your web browser. So what are you waiting for? Go to scratch.mit.edu and get scratching!

Coding as a Playground

Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom
Author: Marina Umaschi Bers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315398923
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Coding as a Playground is the first book to focus on how young children (ages 7 and under) can engage in computational thinking and be taught to become computer programmers, a process that can increase both their cognitive and social-emotional skills. Readers will learn how coding can engage children as producers—and not merely consumers—of technology in a playful way. You will come away from this groundbreaking work with an understanding of how coding promotes developmentally appropriate experiences such as problem solving, imagination, cognitive challenges, social interactions, motor skills development, emotional exploration, and making different choices. You will also learn how to integrate coding into different curricular areas to promote literacy, math, science, engineering, and the arts through a project-based approach.

My First Computer Coding Book with Scratch Jr.


Author: Rosie Dickins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781474943604
Category:
Page: 48
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This fun, friendly guide explains how computers work and what coding does - then shows you how to code your own stories and games on a tablet. The coding uses ScratchJr, a computer language designed especially for beginners, which is available to download for free. A perfect first introduction to computer coding. Entertaining projects with simple, step-by-step instructions. Includes helpful notes for grown-ups.

Coding For Kids For Dummies


Author: Camille McCue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118940342
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 384
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An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.

Beautiful Minecraft


Author: James Delaney
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277652
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 112
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With a bit of imagination and a heavy dose of artistic talent, Minecraft blocks can be used to build almost anything. But as you’ll see, some artists are taking Minecraft building to a whole new level. Beautiful Minecraft is a compendium of stunning artwork built in Minecraft. Using millions of blocks and spending hundreds of hours, these artists have created floating steampunk cities, alien worlds, detailed classical sculptures, fantastical landscapes, architectural marvels, and more. The results are simply beautiful.

Coding for Beginners - Using Scratch

Coding for Beginners
Author: Rosie Dickins,Louie Stowell
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1474915906
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book teaches children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.

The Art of Doom


Author: ID Software
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1616559349
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 184
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Doom is unquestionably one of the most influential videogames ever created, widely regarded as the original FPS (First-Person Shooter) and remains a touchstone for countless action games today. The Art Of Doom brings together concept artwork, sketches and screenshots from every classic instalment of the series, including Bethesda's most recent addition, Doom 3 (2012).

Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps


Author: Sean McManus
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
ISBN: 1840787473
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 180
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Millions of children and young people worldwide are using Scratch to make their own games and animations. Following on from the success of Scratch Programming in easy steps, Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps gives you great ideas to create computer games and other projects that’ll impress your friends and family – and you’ll have endless fun creating and playing them! The book provides step-by-step instructions for building projects that show off some of the cool things you can do with Scratch. It starts with two simple projects to get you started. Find out how to: • Make a game with animated cartoon characters • Build a drum machine and make random music • Use anaglyph glasses for 3D effects and 3D Art • Design amazing mazes in a 3D environment • Create your own stop motion films • Use the ScratchJr app to create games and interactive stories anywhere using your iPad or Android tablet Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps has projects for Scratch 2.0 on a PC/Mac and Scratch 1.4 on the Raspberry Pi, and includes a Raspberry Pi Camera Module project. Each project includes suggestions for customizing it, so you can make it your own! Table of Contents: Magic Mirror Gribbet! Drum Machine 12 Angry Aliens 3D Artist Space Mine 3D Maze Maker and Circuit Breaker 3D Maze Explorer 3D Maze Explorer: Finishing touches Sprites, Cameras, Action! Super Wheelie in ScratchJr Five shorties

Smite

The Pantheon War
Author: Jack Banish,John Jackson Miller
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506702333
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 88
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"Collects Smite: The Pantheon War #1-#3 and Smite: Battleground of the gods, both from Dark Horse Comics"--Title page verso.