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Learn to Program with Scratch

Author : Majed Marji
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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts? In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji uses Scratch to explain the concepts essential to solving real-world programming problems. The labeled, color-coded blocks plainly show each logical step in a given script, and with a single click, you can even test any part of your script to check your logic. You’ll learn how to: * Harness the power of repeat loops and recursion * Use if/else statements and logical operators to make decisions * Store data in variables and lists to use later in your program * Read, store, and manipulate user input * Implement key computer science algorithms like a linear search and bubble sort Hands-on projects will challenge you to create an Ohm’s law simulator, draw intricate patterns, program sprites to mimic line-following robots, create arcade-style games, and more! Each chapter is packed with detailed explanations, annotated illustrations, guided examples, lots of color, and plenty of exercises to help the lessons stick. Learn to Program with Scratch is the perfect place to start your computer science journey, painlessly.

Scratch 3 Programming Playground

Author : Al Sweigart
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Kids learn to code by making fun computer games with the Scratch programming language. Games include things like a timed maze, a snake game, asteroids, and more. By combining colorful Scratch programming blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts, like loops, strings, and variables, without having to master the cryptic syntax found in most programming languages. Easy-to-follow, full color instructions let readers get immediate results with minor supervision. Review questions and coding challenges reinforce learning and aid classroom use and the development of lesson plans.

Hello Scratch

Author : Gabriel Ford
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Summary Hello, Scratch! is a how-to book that helps parents and kids work together to learn programming skills by creating new versions of old retro-style arcade games with Scratch. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Can 8-year-olds write computer programs? You bet they can! In Scratch, young coders use colorful blocks and a rich graphical environment to create programs. They can easily explore ideas like input and output, looping, branching, and conditionals. Scratch is a kid-friendly language created by MIT that is a safe and fun way to begin thinking like a programmer, without the complexity of a traditional programming language. About the Book Hello Scratch! guides young readers through five exciting games to help them take their first steps in programming. They'll experiment with key ideas about how a computer program works and enjoy the satisfaction of immediate success. These carefully designed projects give readers plenty of room to explore by imagining, tinkering, and personalizing as they learn. What's Inside Learn by experimentation Learn to think like a programmer Build five exciting, retro-style games Visualize the organization of a program About the Readers Written for kids 8-14. Perfect for independent learning or working with a parent or teacher. About the Authors Kids know how kids learn. Sadie and Gabriel Ford, 12-year-old twins and a formidable art and coding team, wrote this book with editing help from their mother, author Melissa Ford! Table of Contents PART 1 - SETTING UP THE ARCADE Getting to know your way around Scratch Becoming familiar with the Art Editor Meeting Scratch's key blocks through important coding concepts PART 2 - TURNING ON THE MACHINES Designing a two-player ball-and-paddle game Using conditionals to build a two-player ball-and-paddle game PART 3 - CODING AND PLAYING GAMES Designing a fixed shooter Using conditionals to build your fixed shooter Designing a one-player ball-and-paddle game Using variables to build your one-player ball-and-paddle game Designing a simple platformer Using X and Y coordinates to make a simple platformer Making a single-screen platformer Using arrays and simulating gravity in a single-screen platformer Becoming a game maker

Learn to Program with Small Basic

Author : Majed Marji
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Small Basic is a free, beginner-friendly programming language created by Microsoft. Inspired by BASIC, which introduced programming to millions of first-time PC owners in the 1970s and 1980s, Small Basic is a modern language that makes coding simple and fun. Learn to Program with Small Basic introduces you to the empowering world of programming. You’ll master the basics with simple activities like displaying messages and drawing colorful pictures, and then work your way up to programming games! Learn how to: *Program your computer to greet you by name *Make a game of rock-paper-scissors using If/Else statements *Create an interactive treasure map using arrays *Draw intricate geometric patterns with just a few lines of code *Simplify complex programs by breaking them into bite-sized subroutines You’ll also learn to command a turtle to draw shapes, create magical moving text, solve math problems quickly, help a knight slay a dragon, and more! Each chapter ends with creative coding challenges so you can take your skills to the next level. Learn to Program with Small Basic is the perfect place to start your computer science journey.

Super Scratch Programming Adventure

Author : The LEAD Project
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Provides step-by-step instructions and code to create computer games inspired by classic arcade games using Scratch.

Animation for Kids with Scratch Programming

Author : Danny Takeuchi
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This book teaches kids how to create animations and games with code. No big words or scary concepts. Only step-by-step, visual programming laced with digital art, games, and storytelling projects. It starts with programming fundamentals, then covers animation techniques, and ends with complete animation examples.

The Official ScratchJr Book

Author : Marina Umaschi Bers
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ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games. The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find: *Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions *Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts *Tips for grown-ups and teachers *Creative challenges to take the learning further By the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!

Programming Bitcoin

Author : Jimmy Song
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Dive into Bitcoin technology with this hands-on guide from one of the leading teachers on Bitcoin and Bitcoin programming. Author Jimmy Song shows Python programmers and developers how to program a Bitcoin library from scratch. You’ll learn how to work with the basics, including the math, blocks, network, and transactions behind this popular cryptocurrency and its blockchain payment system. By the end of the book, you'll understand how this cryptocurrency works under the hood by coding all the components necessary for a Bitcoin library. Learn how to create transactions, get the data you need from peers, and send transactions over the network. Whether you’re exploring Bitcoin applications for your company or considering a new career path, this practical book will get you started. Parse, validate, and create bitcoin transactions Learn Script, the smart contract language behind Bitcoin Do exercises in each chapter to build a Bitcoin library from scratch Understand how proof-of-work secures the blockchain Program Bitcoin using Python 3 Understand how simplified payment verification and light wallets work Work with public-key cryptography and cryptographic primitives

Learn CS Concepts with Scratch

Author : Abhay Joshi
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Who this book is for:This book is perfect for students who are keen to learn CS concepts and have no prior programming background. In addition to learning a lot of Computer Science concepts, you will do a series of interesting projects and programming activities. You will work on a few big projects, and you will also write many small "practice programs". You will learn and apply concepts of computer programming and computer science when you write these programs. Scratch programming language:The choice of programming language is critical to achieve the intended objectives of teaching CS to beginners. In this book we use the Scratch programming language. Scratch is an entertaining and powerful language, and yet it is easy to learn. It is known as a "low floor and high ceiling" language - it allows the learner to build his/her vocabulary without getting mired in the complexities of syntax and grammar.There is a lot of material on Scratch Programming on the Internet, including videos, online courses, Scratch projects, and so on. This book is meant to offer a more organized and tutorial-like treatment to learning Scratch. It is also focused more on learning CS concepts rather than Scratch itself.Why learn programming:The idea of using computer programming as a medium for learning is rapidly gaining acceptance. The benefits of learning programming and computer science concepts well before college - even in elementary grades - are well-understood. Here is a list of some of the amazing things that happen when children engage in computer programming:- Children become active and creative learners, because they explore ideas through a hands-on activity with an infinitely powerful tool.- They learn to think about and analyze their own thinking, because that is the only way to program computers.- They learn to solve complex problems by breaking them into smaller sub-problems.- They learn a new way of thinking (called "computational" thinking).- In the world of programming, answers are not simply "right" or "wrong"; this prepares a child's mindset for real-life problems.- Children's learning processes are transformed from acquiring facts to thinking creatively and analytically.How the book is organized:The book is organized as a series of units - each containing a bunch of CS concepts and associated programming activities. Typically, each unit also includes a major programming project that helps you practice all the concepts learnt till then. At the end, an appendix lists answers to all "review questions" and another appendix provides links to working programs for most of the programming exercises in the book. Author's background:Abhay's area of interest is "teaching Computer Programming as a medium for learning" and he has been teaching Scratch regularly to elementary, middle, and high school students since 2008. In 2011 Abhay co-authored (with Sandesh Gaikwad) two books on Logo Programming and in early 2016 he authored "Advanced Scratch Programming". Abhay has been associated with the Software Industry since 1988 as a programmer, developer, entrepreneur, and teacher. After getting an MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University (USA), he worked as a programmer for product companies that developed operating systems, network protocols, and secure software. In 1997, Abhay co-founded Disha Technologies, a successful software services organization.

The Everything Kids Scratch Coding Book

Author : Jason Rukman
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Teach kids the concepts of coding in easy-to-understand language and help them develop games of their own with The Everything Kids’ Scratch Coding Book! Understanding computer science is becoming a necessity in the modern age. As our world shifts towards becoming increasingly more technical and automated, the ability to code and understand computers has become one of the most valuable skills any child can have on the road to a successful life. More and more schools are recognizing this importance and have started to implement computer science and coding as core elements in their curriculums, right alongside math and history. The Everything Kids’ Scratch Coding Book helps children get a head start on this new essential skill, with Scratch coding—a language designed by MIT specifically to help a younger audience learn to code. In no time, children will learn basic coding concepts, build fun games, and get a competitive edge on their classmates. This book encourages children to think analytically and problem-solve, while helping them develop an essential skill that will last them a lifetime.

Coding Project and Games with Scratch for Kids

Author : Mike Course
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★ CODING PROJECT AND GAMES WITH SCRATCH FOR KIDS ★ ✓ Are you looking for fun activities to make your kids busy? ✓ Do you want your kids to learn how to create animations and fun games quickly? Then, this book is what you and your kids need! Kids can now make their animations. It's a daunting activity. Instead, it's a fun and artistic activity that people of all ages will love. Both kids and parents can enjoy making up characters and discover surprising results. This book will not only give you a great bonding experience with your kids but also help them unveil new skills and knowledge. While they are still, you need to expose them to fun, exciting, and educational activities. In this book, you will be introduced to what Scratch programming is all about, an overview of Scratch blocks, different functions and arithmetic operations, and installation and setup process. You will also discover the different sections of the Scratch screen, such as Menu bar, File options, Edit options, Controls, Green flag, Red sign, view options, and Stage. As you read further, you and your kids will discover how to make your very first animation with the following ideas: Creating an animated card How to erase errors How to change the Bitmap Sprite size Adding comments to the script Making the cat move Resetting the positions Saving your game And more! Your kids will enjoy the fun games ideas from this book, including A Movie Director, Building Lego, and Rock Paper Scissors. Would You Like To Know More?THIS BOOK IS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION. Scroll to the Top of the page and select the "BUY NOW" button.

Scratch Programming in easy steps 2nd edition

Author : Sean McManus
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The Scratch programming language is widely used in schools and on the Raspberry Pi. Its drag-and-drop commands make it an ideal language for all ages to learn to program. And this popular book, Scratch Programming in easy steps, now fully updated for Scratch 3, is packed with ideas and games that illustrate what’s possible with Scratch. Scratch makes it easy to create your own games, animations, music, art or applications. It’s the perfect way to learn programming because it takes away a lot of the complexity. That means you can focus on having great ideas and bringing them to life. With Scratch Programming in easy steps, 2nd edition as your companion, you’ll learn how to: · Build games that require skill, knowledge or quick fingers · Add music · Create eye-catching visual effects · Keep score · Avoid common pitfalls and learn how to fix bugs Scratch Programming in easy steps, 2nd edition will help you to get creative and become a super Scratcher! Table of Contents: 1. Introducing Scratch 2. Drawing with Scratch 3. Spiral Rider 4. Super Dodgeball 5. Space Opera 6. Quiz Break 7. Evil Robot 8. Space Swarm 9. Physical computing with Scratch 10. Seven shorties 11. Making and sharing projects

Scratch by Example

Author : Eduardo Vlieg
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This is a book about learning the Scratch language so that you can use it in teaching and other instructional situations. The book explains the visual nature of the language, showing you how to write programs by dragging and dropping visual blocks representing common compute operations. Scratch is visual language that even young children can master. and makes computer programming as easy as dragging and dropping graphical blocks that represent programming commands, eliminating the traditional stumbling blocks of typing and syntax errors. With a drag-and-drop interface that runs in any web browser, and on devices from iPads to PCs to Macs to Microsoft Surface tablets, Scratch is an easily accessible way to enter the world of computer programming. This book teaches how to use Scratch in a fun and simple way that relies on examples and learning by doing. Progressing from simple three-block scripts that move a character across the screen to complex projects that involve motion, sound, and user input, this book: Imparts a thorough understanding of the Scratch interface. Shows how to create a range of Scratch projects, including simple games. Builds a solid foundation for future programming in other languages What You Will Learn Navigate the Scratch interface Create sprites and backdrops Learn programming skills good in all languages Program simple games and animations Share programs with friends worldwide Who This Book Is For Scratch for Absolute Beginners is intended for complete beginners to the world of computer programming and the Scratch language. Learning to program in Scratch is an easy and fun way for anybody seven years and older to learn about computer programming. Scratch's drag-and-drop interface in a web browser makes the book easy and accessible to young children and adults alike.

Python Coding For Kids

Author : Shydra
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new to python you know nothing about coding and python this book is the best book to learn the basics and go from zero to build an easy program that will do something specifically for you!!this book is more about having fun and learning python by doing!!first, the book explains to the readers the basics of python and goes from the numbers and symbols. then the book will teach you how the python program function and think!!take it from a professional, to learn python you need to know how python thinks and how python deals with the codes, and how python function!once you have a better understanding of how python functions and deals with the code you write, you will learn python the right way!!and this is exactly what you will learn in this book!!in the end, there is a game and an exercise for you to build a simple and easy program based on the python language!!good luck and have fun !!

Python Programming for Beginners

Author : Chris Sebastian
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♦♦Bonus: Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the kindle eBook version included for FREE** If you have been trying to learn the Python program for some time now and you have decided this is the time, Python for Beginners is the book that you should get. Start as a beginner and finish as a pro. Not only because of the information that you get from the book, also because of the motivation.Learning about Python the easy way should be your motto. Most of the content that you are likely to find out there about Python is likely to leave you halfway asleep. However, even though this book has technical stuff (because it is needed), will also give you some fun facts about Python, keep you entertained ,and most importantly, informed. It is important to have a book that can guide you during your first stages of becoming a programmer. When it comes to learning about something as crucial as this, you want to make sure that the first thing you read guides you well - a book that you can refer to from time to time when you want to look into something that concerns the program. The book will give insights about the two major versions of Python that is Python 2 and 3. You will get to know their differences. You will know the importance of coding and why you need to come up with a good code. If you have been wondering how to install Python on either your Windows or Mac operating system, this is your chance to learn. You will get a step by step guide on how to program via the Tkinter tutorial. There is a lot of information on this book that will prove to be helpful.As a beginner, you will need a lot of information that will add value to your agenda. If you have a dream of one day programming a software with the Python program, don't start tomorrow - start today! It is important to have a guide that will give you useful throughout your journey. You need to stop procrastinating and start learning how to code the easy way! Start your journey once you buy this book! Inside you will find ●The difference between Python 2 and 3 and how they both work ●A step-by-step guide that will tell you how to install the program on both Windows and Mac ●The organization of the Python code ●The functions that are in Python and why you should use Python while programming ●Learn about the classes and objects in Python ●Get to know how Python code is organized and the importance of writing a good code ●This and more..... So what are you waiting for???Scroll back up and order this book NOW.

Coding for Kids Scratch

Author : Mark B Bennet
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The most powerful programming language for children explained and illustrated in the most simple, intuitive, fun and efficient way. A visual guide structured in detail and in an engaging way to allow your children to learn the basics of programming and apply them in the creation of surprisingly innovative projects that you can share online. Your children will learn to use Scratch's brand new features to create projects that not only teach them how to program, but introduce them to more complex programming languages such as Python. What your kids will discover: - Why kids should learn to code and how to create games and build cartoons - How to learn the fundamental concepts of programming without being bored or overwhelmed - How to create your own projects in a fun and easy way - How to have a creative and independent mind - How to deal with and solve problems - How to take the initiative and reason systematically and quickly - How to work collaboratively And much more..... As a next step, we suggest adding Python Coding for Kids to your collection!

Coding for Kids Scratch

Author : Baz Binder
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Do you want your kids to learn to code or is one of your kids a tech genius? Are you tired of stopping your kids from wasting time on games where they don't learn anything? If any of the above fits your situation, then this book is meant for you as it explains how kids can learn to code using Scratch, a programming language where anyone can make cartoons, produce music, and develop new games. This is particularly appropriate for kids as they can learn computer coding at an early age and become interested in the world of technology. This book provides a detailed description of how to program and design: Games Music Cartoons Videos Pictures So, if you are curious or want to learn more about computer coding, you should definitely give this a try or get it for your children! Ready to get started? Click "Buy Now"!

Scratch Programming

Author : Connor Wallace
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This book is a Comprehensive Guide to Learn Programming with Scratch. It offers a detailed explanation of the various programming concept we have and how this concept works in Scratch. A step by step analysis of how to create and design animations, cards, games, storybooks, and many more interesting projects in Scratch programming is extensively explained. Scratch is a Programming Language developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It covers all the necessary aspects of programming and offers a splendid opportunity to people of all ages and classes. Scratch is designed with a very intuitive user interface that gives additional fun to the program's learning process. It is very simple and well-suited as an educational tool for children, students, and every other person interested in learning programming. The beauty of learning programming with Scratch is, whether or not you have any prior knowledge of programming, the Scratch learning process is simple and easy to understand. Projects in this book are well-detailed and explained in such a way that with consistent practice, readers will be able to create programs immediately. The book covers aspects from how to open a Scratch account, send and receive messages in the scratch community, how to design with Bitmap and vector tools, how to create both simple and complex scripts in programming, how to control multiple sprite in a programming and how to make our sprite interact with other sprites in our project. Cloning is usually used in games and story animation. In games, cloning allows the user to keep shooting at an opponent while the bullet and other sprite needed for the gameplay are continuously recreated. Explanation on how to use the cloning process to recreate more sprite is provided in detail for you. Other aspects covered in the book include how to use the duplicate tool, loops, variables, strings, and many other necessary skills


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A guide to the programming language for "absolute beginners" explores the theory, practice, and applications of Visual Basic 6

Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies

Author : Richard Wentk
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Getting acquainted with your Raspberry Pi has never been sweeter Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies makes it easy for kids to set-up, operate, and troubleshoot like a Pi pro! Introducing you to Pi through a series of entertaining and inspiring projects, this handy, step-by-step guide shows you how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more! From downloading the operating system and setting up your Raspberry Pi to creating art in Tux Paint and designing games with Scratch, everything you need to have fun with Pi is inside! Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies leaves the confusing tech talk behind and explains in plain English how to unleash all the cool possibilities of Pi, like playing Minecraft in Python, using HTML to make a website, managing and customizing your Raspberry Pi, playing music with Sonic Pi, and understanding and playing with the GPIO. Teaches the basics of Raspberry Pi in a simple and thorough approach Shows you how to zoom around Pi, all while learning valuable programming skills Offers tons of exciting projects to keep you engaged as you learn Includes instruction on everything you need to troubleshoot Raspberry Pi If you're aspiring computer programmer age 8-18 and want to start having fun with Pi, look no further than Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies.