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Scratch programming for teens

Author: Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Course Technology, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This tool is intended to make programming easier to learn for novice programmers and can be used to create computer games, interactive stories, graphic artwork, computer animation and other multimedia projects.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
ISBN: 9781598635362 1598635360
OCLC Number: 192082761
Notes: Accompanying CD-ROM contains Scratch installation files and source code for projects described in book.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: Microsoft Windows (98/ME, NT/2000, or XP/Vista) or Mac OS X Version 10.3 or higher ; 120 MB available disk space.
Contents: IntroductionPart I: Scratch Basics; Chapter 1: Introducing Scratch; Chapter 2: Getting Comfortable with the Scratch Development Environment; Chapter 3: A Review of the Basic Components of Scratch Projects; Chapter 4: Mr. Wiggly's Dance: A Quick Scratch Project; Part II: Learning How to Write Scratch Programs; Chapter 5: Moving Things Around; Chapter 6: Sensing Sprite Position and Controlling Environmental Settings; Chapter 7: Storing and Retrieving Data; Chapter 8: Doing a Little Math; Chapter 9: Conditional and Repetitive Logic; Chapter 10: Changing the Way Sprites Look and Behave; Chapter 11: Spicing things Up with Sounds; Chapter 12: Drawing Lines and Shapes Part III: Advanced TopicsChapter 13: Sharing Your Scratch Projects over the Internet; Chapter 14: Collecting External Input Using a Scratch Board; Chapter 15: Finding and Fixing Program Errors; Part IV: AppendicesAppendix A: What's on the Companion CD?Appendix B: What Next?Glossary
Responsibility: Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.

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