Super Scratch Programming Adventure! (Scratch 3)

The Lead Project (Author)
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Description

Comics! Games! Programming! Now updated to cover Scratch 3.

Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. The latest version, Scratch 3, features an updated interface, new sprites and programming blocks, and extensions that let you program things like the micro: bit.

In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. Patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.

This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like variables, flow control, and subroutines effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer.

Covers Scratch 3

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
No Starch Press
Publish Date
August 27, 2019
Pages
160
Dimensions
6.7 X 9.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781718500129

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About the Author

The Learning through Engineering, Art, and Design (LEAD) Project is an educational initiative established to encourage the development of creative thinking through the use of technology. Created by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, the LEAD project promotes hands-on, design-based activities to foster innovation, problem solving skills, and technical literacy.

Reviews

Praise for Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

"Super Scratch Programming Adventure will help introduce more young people to the creative possibilities of Scratch. The book grows out of one of the world's most innovative and productive Scratch initiatives, organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. I'm delighted that their ideas and activities are now available to teachers, parents, and children around the world."
- Professor Mitchel Resnik, Director, MIT Scratch Team, MIT Media Lab (From the Foreword)

"Reveals the power of this deceptively simple programming language... A fun way to learn how to program Scratch, even for adults."
--Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

"A great introduction to game design. Kids will start building games from the first page."
--Liz Upton, The Raspberry Pi Project

"Walks readers through a series of extremely well-designed game-design projects, each of which introduces a new concept or two to young programmers, providing a gentle learning curve for mastering Scratch's many powerful features."
--Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"If you think you might have a future programmer on your hands, it's time to introduce your kid to Scratch. . . . Super Scratch Programming Adventure! makes it even easier to get started."
--Ruth Suehle, GeekMom