Girls, ages 8+, will love learning how to create their very own virtual pet using the simple to use programming language, Scratch! Girls will have a blast designing and creating their pet, coding commands to make it walk, wag its tail, feed it, pet it, play with it . . . all with the goal of keeping its happiness at the highest levels.
- Make your own virtual pet on your computer!
- Is it a puppy? A kitten?
- What will you name her?
- Is it a girl or a boy?
- What will you teach it to do?
- You’ll make your own pet and program everything by yourself.
- It’s your own program, so you get to make it exactly how you want it!
- You can code it, it’s easy!
Your girls will be learning programming using the free and easy to use Scratch language developed by MIT. Scratch was created for beginners, and feels a bit like online Lego blocks. We’ll show the girls, and you, if you join us, how to make a virtual pet. They will learn programming, computational thinking, logic structures and more, in this very engaging process. They’ll see how fun it is to CREATE with a computer, not just USE a computer. Yep, we’re hiding peas in the mac and cheese!
Feel free to get a ticket for yourself and learn with your favorite girls! If you do not purchase a ticket, you may hang out in the lobby area, have fun in Tower City, the casino, or hang out downtown, but we ask that you do not crowd the instruction area.
Bizdom Cleveland at Tower City
250 W. Huron Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(We’ll send you exact directions in an email)
Girls, ages 8+. No experience necessary.
Saturday, September 20, 2014. 10 AM to 12PM.
Update as of 8/26/14 We ARE providing computers!
Because of a generous donation of over a dozen laptops, we will be providing laptops to all participants of this workshop! If you see anything else stated, it is because we haven’t had a chance to update this latest status yet.