Welcome to Computer Programming with MIT. You will be using Scratch programming language, working your way through the Scratch workbook and doing a lot (but not all) of your work on the computer. A notebook to write helpful programming hints and things like your account username and password will be helpful. You will be going at your own pace - when you finish one lesson satisfactorily, you will get the next one. Your grade is determined by 3 things: 1) Do you come prepared for class. 2) Are you focused on your programming lesson during class. 3) Do you hand in the lesson once you complete it. There will be very little (if any) homework in this class - try to bear up.
1/22 - Intro to Scratch - Usernames and passwords Lesson 0 1/24 - Lesson 0 - Remember all the questions in the Lesson must be answered thoughtfully. You are learning programming - this requires focus and thought if you wish to be good at it. 1/29 - Do you have a programming notebook? Is anything written in it? What is your username? What is your password? 1/31 - You should be following the directions in your packet Noodle around and play a bit with the buttons and commands just like the packet tells you to. Remember there are NO wrong answers, there are only some things that work better than others 2/5 through the rest of the semester - Are you remembering to write down EVERYTHING you do in your programming notebook. Are you remembering to say which things worked and which things didn't? Each set of partners will be progressing through the units at their own pace now and if you do not write things down you might end up trying the same things over and over.