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Coding
Scratch is a visual programming language.
Examples of Text Based Languages
Java
HTML
Scratch Programming Environment
The Vocabulary
● Algorithm: A list of steps that you can follow
to finish a task
Pseudocode: An algorithm written in plain...
An Algorithm in Scratch
The Vocabulary
Program: An algorithm that has been coded
into something that can be run by a machine
A program in Scratch.
The Vocabulary
● Event: An action that causes something to
happen
(Raising your hand, clicking on a link on a
webpage, pus...
The Vocabulary
● Main Function: The event that kicks off the
entire program
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1219
9099/
The Vocabulary
● Loop: The action of doing something over
and over again
Loops include the
‘forever’ and
‘repeat’ blocks.
The Vocabulary
● Condition: Statements that only run under
certain conditions and situations
Conditions include the
‘if......
The Vocabulary
● Decompose: Break a problem down into
smaller pieces
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2016536/
Your Challenge
Create a program with:
● A main function
● An event that occurs when the spacebar is
pressed
● A condition
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Beginning Coding Vocabulary for Elementary Students

Presentation to introduce basic programming language through the use of Scratch.

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Beginning Coding Vocabulary for Elementary Students

  1. 1. Coding Scratch is a visual programming language.
  2. 2. Examples of Text Based Languages Java HTML
  3. 3. Scratch Programming Environment
  4. 4. The Vocabulary ● Algorithm: A list of steps that you can follow to finish a task Pseudocode: An algorithm written in plain English
  5. 5. An Algorithm in Scratch
  6. 6. The Vocabulary Program: An algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine A program in Scratch.
  7. 7. The Vocabulary ● Event: An action that causes something to happen (Raising your hand, clicking on a link on a webpage, pushing a button on a video game)
  8. 8. The Vocabulary ● Main Function: The event that kicks off the entire program http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1219 9099/
  9. 9. The Vocabulary ● Loop: The action of doing something over and over again Loops include the ‘forever’ and ‘repeat’ blocks.
  10. 10. The Vocabulary ● Condition: Statements that only run under certain conditions and situations Conditions include the ‘if...then’ and ‘repeat until’ blocks. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12199100/
  11. 11. The Vocabulary ● Decompose: Break a problem down into smaller pieces http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2016536/
  12. 12. Your Challenge Create a program with: ● A main function ● An event that occurs when the spacebar is pressed ● A condition

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    Jan. 8, 2020

Presentation to introduce basic programming language through the use of Scratch.

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