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January 27 - March 17, 2022

Creative Coding with Scratch & Vidcode JavaScript

TPS - Remote • Your Home PhiladelphiaPA  19146 Organized by The Philadelphia School $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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Computational thinking is a gateway to 21st-century creative expression and a really fun way to tell stories, animate characters, and graphically design almost anything. There are two apps that we'll use, depending on the comfort and interest levels of the individual club member -- Scratch, for those who want to work within a block-based coding environment, and Vidcode, for those who want to wade into the waters of text-based coding (Javascript). Grown and continually cultivated by the students and faculty at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group, Scratch is the best platform ever developed to encourage kids to get started with coding creations. Grounded in the fundamental building blocks of computer languages, this visual-based programming web app offers everyone the chance to build games and animate stories. Vidcode is a social impact company founded by three women - an engineer, an educator, and an artist - to demystify computational language. As a highly engaging way to connect kids to text-based coding, Vidcode offers 300+ hours of online coding tutorials in a rigorous and creative online coding platform that appeals to lovers of memes, emojis, photo filters, and augmented reality. Matt is TPS’ Director of Educational Technology and works closely with teachers to integrate progressive technology into the classroom. (Please note: The cost to enroll is only a registration fee. There are no sessions on March 3.)


January 27 - March 17, 2022


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