Introduction to Programming

Programming and coding are the ‘magic’ of all technology, and in this course, you’ll become the magician.

Have you ever wondered how your favorite video game character knows when to jump or run, how a tablet responds to your every touch, or how you can stream a movie with just one click? Programming and coding are the ‘magic’ of all technology, and in this course, you’ll become the magician. Practice speaking the language of robots and computers by creating commands using conditional “if…then” logic. See if you can use commands based on binary code to get a robot through a maze your classmates create. Or design and build your own simple interactive online game that you can share with friends at EXPLO and at home. From functions and loops to basic boolean logic, get ready to explore programming and turn your ideas into reality!

Students in this class will need a parent/guardian to create a Scratch account online for their use during the summer. Instructions will be sent to enrolled students in the spring.

Plan your summer

Boston

Course Highlights

  • Explore the concepts of programming through interactive play

  • Collaborate and communicate with others as you program various interactive robots to complete creative feats

  • Access click-and-drag programming concepts through robots like the Ozobot, Spherobot, Dash, and Scratch platforms

  • Implement logic and critical thinking skills as you strategize programming sequences to complete different challenges

Learning how to code is way more fun than I ever thought it was going to be. It's like learning a language. I'm definitely going to keep building and designing things when I go back home.