Come tinker with us online! Tinkering is mindful messing about with tools and materials with the goals of finding out their possibilities and limitations. We can tinker with code to find out the possibilities and limitations of a digital environment.
About this event
Practice the art of coding a digital concert and a Choose Your Own Adventure story! In this four week programming series, our facilitator will help you imagine scenarios, create code, and test it out. By the end of the series you will have two completed Scratch projects!
Arrange concert scenes with multiple venues and sprite musicians, import your own sprites to customize the instrument selection, code music for each instrument, and add interactivity so that the user can conduct the concert. Discover the importance of variables and conditional statements as you code a simple animated version of your story. Create a story which asks a viewer to make decisions for your character. If the viewer chooses to go left, then they could end up at the beach. If the viewer chooses to go right, then they could end up at the forest. How will the story end? It all depends on the choices made!
Recommended for ages 10-13
-This workshop series takes place online via Zoom. Meeting details will be sent to you on Tuesday, October 12
-Please create a free Scratch account on https://scratch.mit.edu and watch the introductory video that will be emailed to you to get familiar with the platform
-Scratch is best enjoyed on a desktop or laptop. The child participating must be comfortable switching between a Zoom window and an internet browser
-If using two different devices, we recommend coding on a desktop or laptop and joining Zoom on a tablet or another computer
-We recommend keeping your camera and microphone on during the workshop to engage fully
Please note: Refunds will NOT be given if you are absent or cancel with less than 5 days notice.