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DSD: Introducing Scratch
Course Description:

Scratch is a free online programming language used in UK schools as part of the Computing Curriculum. Scratch allows young people and adults to program interactive stories, games, and animations and share their creations with others in the online community.

During the session you will have a hands-on opportunity to start to create a two-player racing game during the session. For more information on Scratch see https://scratch.mit.edu/.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
By the end of the course you will:
  • Understand what Scratch is,
  • Be familiar with basic visual programming concepts,
  • Have made a start on making a racing game.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who wish to find out more about visual programming software used in UK schools.
Target Audience: All
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