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ፆ Today Show Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps (English Edition) ⚣ Kindle Ebook By Sean McManus ⚾ ፆ Today Show Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps (English Edition) ⚣ Kindle Ebook By Sean McManus ⚾ Review by techagekids.com Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps is an awesome book The projects are really impressive This is a fairly advanced Scratch book A lot of children now learn Scratch at school and some are ready for something a bit advanced at home where they have time available and a bit of support I tried out the book with my 9 year old who has quite a bit of Scratch experience but is of a tinkerer than an instruction follower However, he was drawn to the book because it s packed with neat techniques that he ll be able to apply if he takes the time to learn them. The Projects The projects, especially the later ones, are very meaty There s lots of code to work through and kids need to really pay attention to instructions The level of difficulty was about right for my son though he found the volume of code quite daunting at first Detailed Instructions The majority of the book gives detailed instructions on exactly what code to enter This means that kids can create quite impressive projects Some children won t understand everything they are entering, but that s okay, they ll pick up over time My 9 year old found some of the Scratch blocks quite hard to focus on in the print edition they re not all the same size I helped him keep track of where he was by reading out instructions and he was fine It is a lot of information to take in That s not a bad thing, following detailed instructions carefully is a great skill to have Creating Graphics My favourite thing about the book is that it spends lots of time on creating graphics using the paint tool in Scratch This is something I always try to encourage In my experience young kids are very happy to experiment with the paint tool and create their own sprites and backgrounds Then somewhere around age 9 they start to think that the graphics they can create are rubbish and just want to use images they can find online It s important to teach kids digital arts skills so that they do have the skill to create graphics that they think are good enough Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps spends lots of time on these skills which is fantastic 3D Glasses The printed edition of the book comes with a pair of 3D glasses because some of the projects involve creating 3D effects This is a great idea and instantly appealed to my son Scratch Versions Although the book is recently published it refers to Scratch 1.4 on the Raspberry Pi Scratch 2 is now available on the Pi so you don t have to use Scratch 1.4 Some projects say that they can t be completed on the Pi but they can except on older models Technology does keep moving on At the moment there s no support for programmatically taking photos on the Pi in Scratch 2 I hope it gets added and one of the projects does use that feature so you ll still need Scratch 1.4 on the Pi for that one The book also includes a taster of Scratch Jr I guess this is so younger siblings can join in Verdict Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps by Sean McManus is a fantastic book for experienced scratchers The steps are fairly easy, but there are a lot of them Kids will need to invest quite a bit of time to work through all the projects which makes the book good value I often say that there s no hurry to move children on to text based programming languages Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps is a great way to keep kids on the Scratch platform for longer You know those really amazing Scratch projects that kids are always in awe of This book is a great step towards learning the skills that are needed to be able to develop projects like that Millions of children and young people worldwide are using Scratch to make their own games and animations.Following on from the success of Scratch Programming in easy steps, Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps gives you great ideas to create computer games and other projects thatll impress your friends and family and youll have endless fun creating and playing them The book provides step by step instructions for building projects that show off some of the cool things you can do with Scratch.It starts with two simple projects to get you started Find out how to Make a game with animated cartoon characters Build a drum machine and make random music Use anaglyph glasses for 3D effects and 3D Art Design amazing mazes in a 3D environment Create your own stop motion films Use the ScratchJr app to create games and interactive stories anywhere using your iPad or Android tablet Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps has projects for Scratch 2.0 on a PC Mac and Scratch 1.4 on the Raspberry Pi, and includes a Raspberry Pi Camera Module project Each project includes suggestions for customizing it, so you can make it your own Table of Contents Magic MirrorGribbet Drum Machine12 Angry Aliens3D ArtistSpace Mine 3DMaze Maker and Circuit Breaker3D Maze Explorer3D Maze Explorer Finishing touchesSprites, Cameras, Action Super Wheelie in ScratchJrFive shorties Eternal A website dedicated to reggae legend Scratch latest news on new releases, a monthly podcast, detailed discography, and lots Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps (English Edition)

 

    • Cool Scratch Projects in easy steps (English Edition)
    • 1.1
    • 20
    • Format Kindle
    • 185 pages
    • Sean McManus
    • Anglais
    • 08 March 2016

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