July 2021 | ISBNB098JFJM14| English |593 pages | PDF |78.3 MB
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children 8-16 as an educational tool for coding. Users of the site can create projects on the web using a block-like interface. This book starts with the scratch programming basics, teaching kids what coding is, and all about the different tools they can use to build their programs and games. Each chapter teaches a different aspect of coding, with exercises that get more challenging as they go, so kids can test their abilities and unleash their imagination. They’ll even build their own game where they’ll fight off a fire-breathing dragon! Inside this book, you’ll find: -No coding experience needed—This book is designed for coding beginners, with kid-friendly explanations, step-by-step instructions, and lots of pictures. -Build a coding toolbox—Kids will build their toolbox of skills, learning how to install and use Scratch, how to troubleshoot any pesky coding bugs with the Bug-Hunting Guide, and practice their Scratch programming lingo with a glossary of computer terms. -Why Scratch?—Scratch uses blocks of code that fit together like puzzle pieces, so kids can watch how their code affects the program as they’re building it. The fundamentals they’ll learn in this book apply to other coding languages, too!