Learn to use features in Scratch
Design a basic game using block based code
Learn how to create algorithms using block based code
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By the end of this guided tutorial, you will create a basic game using an introductory, web-based coding program called Scratch. Learning to code will allow you to build basic coding or computer science skills and a fundamental understanding in order to grow your programming abilities. Learners will engage in the design process in order to develop an understanding of how to develop algorithms that control programs, use event-driven programming, and debug a program. Note: This tutorial works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
This is a beginner level course. Participants do not need prior computer science knowledge to complete this course.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Create a free account and navigate Scratch.
Navigate the code editor and beginning game design.
Begin to write the main algorithms for the game.
Add additional conditional statements for character control.
In this task we will add additional code to set the next level.
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
This course is good, extremely good for beginners. Easily understandable. Since game development is a long journey for anyone, I think it is a good start.
It was a good experience learning something new and of your interest. I would love to learn more from coursera different coursera.
Scratch is a great tool. This was a great guided project course for learning something new. But I feel, it is too short.
A very good and essential tool for developing the logical thinking among the people and a basic tool for coding
Are Guided Tutorials available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Tutorials are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Tutorials?
Guided Tutorial instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Tutorial after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Tutorial. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Tutorial?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Tutorial to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Tutorial, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Tutorial right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Tutorial will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Tutorials?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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