With this easy, fun guide, even children new to coding can learn how to tell their own, original animated stories!
Why should children experience technology passively when they can use this powerful tool to bring their own ideas to life? Starting from simple, two-dimensional drawings, Coding for Kids 2 teaches students how to build animations . . . and gradually make them more complex as their skills grow. Written especially for ages 8 to 12, this book uses Scratch 2.0, the free software created by the MIT Media Labs specifically for young people. With step-by-step instructions, the projects are arranged by difficulty and each features a series of challenges for older readers.
TEAM CODER KIDS was founded by Johan Aludden and Federica Gambel in order to teach children in a simple, intuitive way how a computer works and use the technology on which it's based. Johan Aludden has a Master of Science in Engineering Physics with Applied Mathematics. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer who has developed projects for large international companies. Federica Gambel graduated in Science and Technology Communication and has worked in the digital world for two decades. She founded Coder Kids with Johan. Viviana Figus has a degree in Software Development with an emphasis on gaming, and teaches coding and educational robotics. Federico Vagliasindi is a teacher of coding and educational robotics. Valentina Figus has worked as a freelancer for several publishing companies, creating digital interactive books, applications for iOS and Android systems, Kiosk book apps, graphic layouts, and banners for social networks and websites. For Coder Kids, she illustrates video game assets and creates commercial advertising.