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Scratch for Kids for Dummies (Paperback) (Derek Breen)

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

Do you want to make cool games, impressive animations, and become an all-around Scratch super star? You've come to the right place! Packed with full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions,Scratch For Kids For Dummies makes it easy to get started—even if you've never attempted computer programming or coding. Inside, you'll find out how to design and develop your own games, create amazing animations, interact with the online Scratch community, and much more!

There's no doubting that Scratch is fun, but it also helps you learn to think creatively, reason symmetrically, and work collaboratively—essential skills for life in the 21st century. Best of all, the software is completely free and runs right in your web browser! With the help of this down-to-earth and friendly guide, you'll quickly discover how to choose from a library of characters, backgrounds, and props, draw your own options, and open another user's project, modify it, and publish 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 but don't quite know where to start, everything you need to try your hand at this popular multimedia programming tool is right here. So what are you waiting for?

Scratch For Kids For Dummies is a project-based, tutorial style guide on how to MIT Media Lab's Scratch software to create stories, games, and animations. Through the use of a drag and drop system, kids learn how to program their own games. Where Scratch is different and successful, though, is through its tightly-knit, active community at scratch.mit.edu. Once a user creates a game, they are able to upload it and share it with the world. Users can also provide feedback on other user's games, and learn from one another through the active user forums.

Project types will include:

Animation/3D animation
Artificial Intelligence

Scratch For Kids For Dummies will show kids not only how to use the Scratch sandbox to create their own game, story or animation, but also how to take full advantage of the educational features of the Scratch community. By extension, as readers learn to code in scratch, this book will also help them learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

Number of Pages: 371
Genre: Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Computer Graphics / Game Programming + Design
Series Title: For Kids For Dummies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Derek Breen
Language: English
Street Date: May 4, 2015
TCIN: 16854577
UPC: 9781119014874
Item Number (DPCI): 247-41-1652
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