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Programming in Scratch

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See how easy learning computer science can be. Use Scratch to create games, animations, stories and more.

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I taught my nephew (8 year old) about making games and he is doing really well. I suggest Scratch[0] as well. I also enrolled him in the edx Scratch course and so far he is doing great solving assignments and quizzes. Usually he gets stuck when he is not able to understand the question (English is third language to us) and he skips those and continues the course. And every alternate days I sit with him for 2-3 hours and explain him the questions. I also got a PDF of the book Super Scratch Programming Adventure [2] (dead tree version isn't available in my country) and he loves it so far. He has made many games, as part of course and also on his own. He is proud of his accomplishments and I think thats great.

[0] - https://scratch.mit.edu

[1] - https://www.edx.org/course/programming-scratch-harveymuddx-c...

[2] - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593275315

bramm
Thanks! That EdX course looks really helpful.
tugberkk
It would be awesome if we could also see those games, any available online?
avinassh
sure, some of them are available here: https://scratch.mit.edu/users/sanjupokemon/
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