Video Game Programming: In this class we teach kids to write simple video games using Scratch, the super-simple drag-and-drop multimedia programming language designed by MIT‘s Lifelong Kindergarten project. During the class we typically write a simple video game (falling object or pacman) and learn how to adapt our games into a e-card!
After each class all students’ projects are uploaded on-line. Your little programmer can not only show you what he or she did in class, but also experiment at home with her program.
In this class students will learn :
- animation basics
- loops (both while and repeat until)
- if else statements
- global and local variables
Our Video Game programming class also reinforces the following mathematical concepts:
- coordinate axes
- decimals and fractions
Exposure to these topics is NOT a requirement for this class. We will teach your child these concepts if she does not know them already.
Eight meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
Max: 12 students.
Tuition $80 per student per session (8 weeks)
We provide for use during class: one netbook for each student.