So you’ve just discovered your Scratch superpowers? What will you create with them? As with learning any new skill or language (or power!), practice makes progress. Practice your newfound coding skills with a series of up to 4 projects aimed at helping you get your superpowers under control!
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
- Apply fundamental Scratch concepts to a variety of fun projects
- Guided learning through a choice of up to 4 thematic projects
- Requires Start with Scratch (either the online or offline courses)
So you’ve just discovered your Scratch superpowers? What will you do next with them? As with learning any new skill or language (or power!), practice makes progress. Practice your newfound coding skills with a series of up to 4 projects aimed at helping you get your superpowers under control!
Choose between 2 groups of projects:
(A) Creative Bundle (Weeks 2 & 4): Get creative coding up your own chatbot, designing out of this world games, and trying your hand at digital art!
(B) Inventive Bundle (Weeks 1 & 3): Get exploring as you code up a calculator and design a variety of games that’ll take you underwater and into outer space!
(A) Creative Bundle Projects:
1. Program a chatbot with Scratch!
2. Catch some ghosts and join the Ghostbusters crew!
3. How do you send a rocket from the Earth to the moon? Find out more in this exciting project!
4. Try your hand at digital art!
(B) Inventive Bundle Projects:
1. Create a simple calculator to solve complex mathematical problems!
2. Help your diver collect all the plastic trash in the ocean, but be careful to avoid the inhabitants of the underwater world!
3. Build a football game with Scratch!
4. Avoid the asteroids!
Ain’t no virus gonna stop us! Keep the learnin’ going with our series of guided Scratch projects – our instructors will walk your kids through the process of building these fun projects and get their coding superpowers ready for the next challenge thrown their way!
Important note to parents:
Journeys in Scratch is an intermediate Scratch course where students deepen their understanding of previously learned concepts through practicing and applying these concepts to different contexts. Students joining the course are expected to come in with prior experience in Scratch.
If this is your child’s first time learning Scratch, or if your child has fewer than 16 hours of Scratch classroom learning, we ask that you instead enrol your child in our foundational Start with Scratch course, which comprehensively covers the concepts your child will need to join this intermediate course and build a solid understanding from which your child can continue their programming journey creatively, confidently and independently.
In order to maintain a consistent learning pace for all students, any student enrolling in Journeys in Scratch without prior experience will be asked to transfer to a more appropriate course.
Kindly note that participation in other programming and robotics courses (including non-Scratch Saturday Kids courses such as Marvelous Machines and Mechanisms, Code and Invent with micro:bit Block Editor, Bring Your Lego to Life with Code, and Mod & Hack 3D Games with Minecraft and Kodu) cannot count as fulfilling the Scratch prerequisite due to the very different concepts learnt in each class.
Your child will require:
- A working mic and webcam, in order to participate in the class and for our instructor to check their understanding
- Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here: https://www.speedcheck.org/sg
- Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as: typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
- For students under the age of 10, we also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 45 mins of Lesson 1 to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.