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We were ready to teach kids how to code using a our Create your own Virtual Pet in Scratch workbook. Esperanza was prepared on their end with a brand new computer center. Everything was in place to get kids coding during the week of an Hour of Code. And then the inevitable happened. Esperanza's new computers went down right as we were getting started. This could have been disastrous, but we came prepared. We just so happened to have our Unplugged Code activity handy.
This workshop has come and gone. Check out our latest workshop, Make Your Own Haunted House Adventure in Scratch. We will have another one soon, so please sign up for our newsletter for updates! View the Educational Outcomes of this Workshop. Minecraft in Education This workshop is for the girls! Play Minecraft and learn logic skills while doing it. It's a bit like hiding peas in the mac and cheese. Girls, ages 8+, love it because they are creating theme-park like rides in Minecraft. You'll love it because they are learning the fundamental logic structures behind programming and engineering while they [...]
Girls in STEM: Scratch Tutorials Girl to girl. Mira's Scratch Programming tutorials aimed at kids. Mira shows kids how to code and animate the character, Giga, so she walks across the screen. It's easy to learn to code! Scratch is free and is used online. Just go to http://scratch.mit.edu.Play the Make Giga Walk Animation! Press the green flag to start. Press the red stop sign to stop. Remix the Code! Make your own version, based on Make Giga Walk, by following the link to our Scratch project page here!
Girls in STEM As part of Mira's We Can Code IT Series on Scratch, she shows you a very simple tutorial on how to make a ball bounce. Scratch is free and is used online. Just go to http://scratch.mit.edu. Play the Make a Ball Bounce Animation! Press the green flag to start. Press the red stop sign to stop. Remix the Code! Make your own version, based on Make a Ball Bounce, by following the link to our Scratch project page here!