The purpose of the bootcamp is to encourage computational thinking among children using a programming language called Scratch. Scratch is designed especially to encourage logical thinking and reasoning among children, and has been created by the MIT Media Lab. See more at scratch.mit.edu.
Scratch is a programming language to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Designing and programming Scratch projects helps children learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
HOW SCRATCH WORKS
Scratch programs are built by snapping together graphical blocks, each representing a programming event or command. By connecting the blocks together like a jigsaw puzzle, children can create programs to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Scratch has been developed especially for children by the MIT Media Lab.
TRY SCRATCH AT THE BOOTCAMP!
The Scratch bootcamp is a great way to try Scratch and see if you like it, all in a single weekend. The bootcamp runs on Friday evening and Saturday morning (2 hours each) and teaches children the basics of programming Scratch through two starter projects.
Bootcamp registration: tiny.cc/scratchbootcamp
Dates: 30 Jan 2015, 5 PM to 7 PM and 31 Jan 2015, 11 AM to 1 PM
Repeats: 6 Feb 2015, 5 PM to 7 PM and 7 Feb 2015, 11 AM to 1 PM
Venue: 213 Raheja Chambers, 2nd Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
Cost: Rs. 2000/- per child
NOTE: The minimum class size is 6 children and the maximum is 10. Should the minimum class size not be met, the bootcamps might be combined or rescheduled. Please indicate your preferred date in the form.
Questions? Contact the bootcamp coordinator Vikram at 9619815328.