AlbanyCanCode to offer free pop-up online coding classes starting March 17
- Introduction to Scratch: Tuesday, March 17, 10-11AM
In this lesson, Stacy will show students, parents and teachers how to start a new account in Scratch to help you get ready for our future videos. We’ll also give you a brief introduction to the Create page in Scratch to help you prepare for Thursday’s project. To create a personal account, you need to have an email address. Kids, make sure to get your parents’ permission before you create an account. Teachers can create special accounts where they can create classes and add their students directly to the class, just be prepared to create your account with your school email address. This lesson will be suitable for ages 8-99+, though kids may need an adult’s help to create their own account.
- Scratch Pong Game: Thursday, March 19, 10-11 AM
In this Scratch lesson, Stacy will show you how to build your own Pong game. You’ll pick a ball sprite to bounce around on your screen, then add a paddle to catch it when it gets close to the bottom of the stage. Score points every time your ball hits the paddle to win the game. Great for kids ages 8-99+.