Oakland's video game museum, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) has Saturday morning game programming classes for kids. No previous experience is needed. Kids use the free Scratch programming tool (which you can check out at https://scratch.mit.edu ) to create a simple game project. The minimum participation age is 9, and the usual age range is 10 to 15 years old. Before coming to class create a Scratch userid by clicking Joinin the top right corner of the page and bringing this information to the class.
The class is free but seating is limited to 15 students. Please register before attending.
* * What is Scratch? * *
Scratch is a free programming environment from MIT especially design for kids. It runs in your browser: just go to https://scratch.mit.edu. (While Scratch runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, it requires Flash, so it will not run on phones or tablets.)
By snapping together code blocks, kids can make games, cartoons, or science simulations. This design makes Scratch a great choice for learning how to program.
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Date(s) - 02/22/20
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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