Scratch: Programming for Kids (8+)

Age: 8+ yrs
Cost: Free
Difficulty: Easy
Lessons: Project, Video
Duration: 24 hrs
Platforms: Mobile, Tablet, Web
Schedule: No
Languages: Scratch


Programming becomes a more and more important skill to have. Childhood is a great time to start learning programming and to develop computational thinking, creativity, and problem- solving skills!

This MOOC teaches programming in Scratch through fun videos that explain programming in an inspiring and clear way. These are accompanied by assignments that let kids practice programming and create programs they will like to use themselves! Further, this MOOC is self-paced, meaning you determine yourself when you watch the video lectures and you can work at your own pace.

Every week you build a different Scratch project yourself: a flappy bird game, a virtual pet, or a Mondriaan like artwork. Also weekly, new programming blocks are taught and together we’re working on ways to improve your written code.

This course is an English version of a course that was used in primary schools in The Netherlands with great success. The material follows the educational curriculum for programming in primary education of The Netherlands.

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