Scratch Programming for Kids
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Let’s write some code!
In this class, designed for computer programming beginners, we will use the Scratch programming language to create interactive stories, animations, and even custom computer games. Scratch was developed by MIT, and has a user-friendly interface that is fun and intuitive. Through their projects, participants will also develop logical thinking skills and an understanding of how computers work. No previous programming experience is necessary. At the end of the class, participants can keep copies of their programs to take home or continue developing in the online Scratch community.
Circuit Lab is a small Boston-based company, started in 2015, that runs programs to teach children about circuitry (electrical engineering) and programming (computer science) through creative, hands-on projects. Our programs give kids the opportunity to engage with electronics as tools - not toys - and design their own devices by blending technical concepts with hands-on experimentation. It’s a creative and fun way to give kids fluency and confidence in an increasingly necessary skill.
Location: Hopkinton Middle School, cafeteria
Dates: June 27-July 1
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If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.