Course Safety Harbor CoderDojo

Summer 2019 - Scratch Course (June 10 - July 22 --no class July 1)

IMPORTANT TO KNOW!

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME SIGNING UP FOR A COURSE AT SAFETY HARBOR CODERDOJO, PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO ON OUR COURSES PAGE SO YOU CAN PROPERLY REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE AND HAVE A SMOOTH FIRST DAY EXPERIENCE.  

Course is 7 weeks, Mondays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.    Location is Main Meeting Room of Safety Harbor Public Library to the right before the checkout desk area.  Registration starts 5 pm. Please plan to  come at least 15 minutes early to set up.  Note, very busy first day.  

A parent must remain in room or in library  with elementary age students.  Parent area is provided.
Please note that the Scratch and HTML/JS courses will be in the same room but at different tables..

PLEASE BRING OWN LAPTOP (Apple or PC or Chromebook ok); however, the library has a few that you can borrow but you must call  727-724-1525 x-4104 and sign up for a library laptop by the Friday before each class to ensure you will have one.

PLEASE NOTE:  If your child has already taken Scratch courses, they will still need to start here.  They will be able to quickly achieve their belts and be able to move into HTML within this course once they get all three Scratch belts.

If this course is full and you would like to be on our waiting list, please send an email to us at shcoderdojo@gmail.com with your name, your child's name, age, grade and level of experience and we will contact you about being put on our waiting list.

ALL ABOUT COURSE

In this course, the students (ninjas) will be working on creating games with Scratch. With Scratch, your child/teen can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.  Scratch is a project of the MIT Media Lab. Anyone can learn this type of coding and we will provide assistance and encouragement. Everyone will need to sign up for a Scratch login at scratch.mit.edu Please take the time to sign your child up before class on Monday and provide your child with the username and password so he can work on his projects. The Scratch course is ongoing as the ninjas will be working at their own pace to earn their belts and badges. The beginner level badge is yellow, the intermediate level badge is orange and the advanced level badge is green.  After attaining these badges, the ninjas will qualify for more advanced classes, like HTML, JavaScript, mobile apps and more. Please check Path of the Ninja on our website, https://www.shcoderdojo.org/program/, to check out all the badges we have at this time.

If your child has never done coding before, we suggest logging into code.org for some preliminary experience before and/or during our course. There are many fun puzzles, games and tutorials that will help your child feel a little more comfortable with this type of coding process. Both of those sites need a login and password as well if the child wants to keep his work (and most do) and be able to create and learn on each site. 

 As always, be sure your child is aware of his/her username and password for each site. Also, please be sure the computer your child will be using is up to date with antivirus and updates.

Course Resources

Path of the Ninja:

How to earn belts in CoderDojo

Ninjas will be provided a notebook with Sushi and Project Cards for each level.  If you want to work at your own pace, or misplaced your notebook, feel free to download Sushi and Project  cards below.

Download Sushi & Project Cards:

Scratch Beginner (Yellow Belt) Sushi
Scratch Beginner (Yellow Belt) Project

Scratch Intermediate (Orange Belt) Sushi
Scratch Intermediate (Orange Belt) Project

Scratch Advanced (Green Belt) Sushi
Scratch Advanced (Green Belt) Project

This course will meet for the following sessions. Please note: a mentor may provide notes specifically for that session.
Session Notes
6/10/2019

Introduction and Follow the Path of the Ninja Scratch curriculum to earn belts and badges.

6/17/2019

Follow the Path of the Ninja Scratch curriculum to earn belts and badges.


6/24/2019

Follow the Path of the Ninja Scratch curriculum to earn belts and badges.


7/8/2019

Follow the Path of the Ninja Scratch curriculum to earn belts and badges.


7/15/2019

Follow the Path of the Ninja Scratch curriculum to earn belts and badges.


7/22/2019

Follow the Path of the Ninja Scratch curriculum to earn belts and badges, Pizza Party & Prizes second half!