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Released: 2012-08-30

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Super Scratch Programming Adventure!: Learn to Program By Making Cool Games by The LEAD Project

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Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations.

In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. The book's patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.

This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like flow control, subroutines, and data types effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer.

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An Excerpt from the Foreword

“Scratch is more than a piece of software. It is part of a broader educational mission. We designed Scratch to help young people prepare for life in today's fast-changing society. As young people create Scratch projects, they are not just learning how to write computer programs. They are learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively—essential skills for success and happiness in today's world.

As you read this book, let your imagination run wild. What will you create with Scratch?”

—Professor Mitchel Resnick, Director, MIT Scratch Team, MIT Media Lab

Book Details

Author: The LEAD Project Publisher: No Starch Press Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 160

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