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Programming for Beginners – Build games using Scratch

No Experiance In Programming Needed! - Build your own Flappy Birds game and learn to program games in Scratch
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 57m
Language: English
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Description

A UNIQUE FATHER-SON TAUGHT COURSE

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically designed for people who are wanting to learn to program, especially children, teenagers, university students…oh yes, and those more mature and looking for a change of direction or career!
What’s the course about?
“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…because it teaches you to think” (Steve Jobs). Steve Jobs is not alone in this thinking. Many of the people who are shaping our modern world are saying the same thing – programming is the language of the future. This course will introduce you to programming in the most fun, easiest, and most unique way possible.
•Fun…because you will build a game, a really great game – the famous Flappy Bird game!•Easiest …because you will learn to program in Scratch, developed by MIT to teach programming.•Unique…because you will be taught by a unique duo – one with a PhD and one with a PassionYou will learn all the basics of programming, and by the end of this course you will be able to push the limits of what can be done in Scratch. You will learn about sprites, about code blocks that control them, about useful elements like sounds, randomization, sensing, and lots more. While the environment is easy to learn in, what you will learn will be amazing.
Why this course?
There are lots of courses that teach you programming…and of course I suggest you do as many as you can. However, if this is your first time, or if you are wanting to see if programming is for you, or your children, then this is the best course for you. Why?
Firstly it will be fun! Learning that is not fun is not fun…OK, I suppose that makes sense 😉 Every step of the process is fun, plus what can be more fun than making your very first program a game…and a fun game too!
Secondly we will be using Scratch to teach you. Sure you will eventually want to learn programming languages like C++ or Swift or Java…as these will allow you to write mobile apps. However, I have seen countless people give up because these environments are so complex. You need to grasp the basics first…and that is exactly why MIT University developed Scratch. This is the best platform, used at schools and universities around the world, to learn to program. From here your options are limitless!
Thirdly when you learn to program you need to learn it in a special way…and that is exactly what we are going to do for you. You will be learning from two people – myself (Craig) and my son, Joshua. I have a PhD in educational technology and have been involved in technology and teaching it for over 30 years. I will share with you the benefit of my knowledge of teaching. Joshua, who began programming at 12, has a passion for programming and sharing it with others. He has written many successful apps and shares his unique skills in this unique course. Together we are going to share with you how you can learn to program and set yourself up for the most needed career of the future. Everything is going to need software to work, whether it’s your fridge, watch, phone, car…all of these are programmed. Software is the language of our world, and those who know it hold the key to the future.
What kind of materials are included?
The course includes everything you need. The lectures are professionally created, as people have come to expect from my courses. We will explain everything to you and give you access to the source code files in Scratch. Plus in addition to this we have attached additional exercises with solutions to the end of most lessons. This means you can try other things to see if you have grasped the concepts.
How long will the course take to complete?
There are 3 sections to this course, with each section providing short powerful videos on individual concepts. Learning to become proficient in programming takes time…but this course will give you a jump start into what is one of the most needed and lucrative careers around…ask Mark Zuckerberg if your don’t believe us!
How is this course structured?
This is an action course. So the course starts with getting to the doing straight away. The course starts with setting up your Scratch account and then in no time you have written your first program. The course is structured in the following way:
1.Section 1 – Introduction to Programming in Scratch – The purpose of this first section is to introduce you to the importance of programming, and the Scratch programming environment.
2.Section 2 – Making the Flappy Bird game – In this section we will guide you in a step-by-step way through the building of the Flappy Bird game. Here you will learn key programming constructs such as controls, sensing, data, and more.
3.Section 3 – Advanced Programming Features – This section now introduces some more advanced elements to our game including more on data and variables, sounds, etc.
Why take this course?

It is quite simply the best course, in the best starter programming environment, by the most qualified and unique teaching team!

You will learn

✓ Register an account in Scratch
✓ Understand the code building blocks of Scratch
✓ Use motion sensors to track movement
✓ Use controls to make decisions in programs
✓ Use the Pen operator to add some fun
✓ Employ sound code blocks in a game
✓ Adding additional Sprites with controls and sensing
✓ Using randomization in games
✓ Creating and using variables
✓ Using mathematical operators for control
✓ Creating animations by switching constumes
✓ Sharing your program

Requirements

• All you require is a knowledge of how to operate your computer…nothing more

This course is for

• Would-be programmers
• Creative people
• Logical people
• Children interested in learning programming
• Students who are using or planning on learning to program
• Adults who would like to learn to program
• Anyone who wants to learn to code

How much does the Programming for Beginners - Build games using Scratch course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $84.99. So you save $70 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $19.8 of 51 Coding For Kids courses. So this course is 24% cheaper than the average Coding For Kids course on Udemy.

Does the Programming for Beginners - Build games using Scratch course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Programming for Beginners – Build games using Scratch has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Programming for Beginners - Build games using Scratch course, but there is a $70 discount from the original price ($84.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Craig Blewett a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Craig Blewett has created 11 courses that got 867 reviews which are generally positive. Craig Blewett has taught 18,047 students and received a 4.2 average review out of 867 reviews. Depending on the information available, Craig Blewett is a TRUSTED instructor.
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Activated Academy courses are developed around the teaching approaches (called pedagogies in teacher talk) of the Activated Classroom Teaching (ACT) model. These highly effective approaches, developed by Activated Academy’s founder, Dr. Craig Blewett, are the result of years of research.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 57m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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