Ready. Set. Robot! An Introduction to Robotics

Valley Community Center 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA

While many of us cringe at the thought of self-driving cars, the reality of robots is upon us. From applications in agriculture and manufacturing to healthcare, military and public safety, robots are used in many industries and the applications aren’t slowing down. There is no question the next generation will be a big part of […]

Free

TechTime Workshop: Create a Ghost-Catching Game in Scratch

Virtual via Altoona Public Library

Get ready for Halloween by creating your own clicker game to catch ghosts! In this fun, hands-on virtual workshop, students ages 10 to 15 will learn the basics of coding using the block-based programming language, Scratch. Students will follow instructions to create the game and learn basic coding concepts of sequencing, repetition, events, randomness and […]

Free

TechTime Workshop: Introduction to Coding with Scratch

Virtual via Altoona Public Library

Scratch is a great way for students to learn introductory coding. Not only is Scratch fun, but by using blocks and graphics, emphasis is placed on learning coding fundamentals rather than worrying about the syntax of a text-based computer programming language. Scratch uses blocks of code that are placed together to create programs and manipulate […]

Free

TechTime Workshop: Code a Robot to Play Rock-Paper-Scissors

Virtual via Altoona Public Library

In this fun, hands-on and virtual introductory robotics workshop, students ages 10 to 15 will learn the basics about robots. Students will receive a brief overview of robotics and then spend time coding a robot to play the rock-paper-scissors game. Students will learn basic coding constructs such as event handlers, variables, conditionals and randomness while […]

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Hour of Code™ and an Introduction to Coding

Celebrate 2020 Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code™ Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Join Mark Frederick, Chief Technology Officer with MākuSafe, and Tim Sieber, Executive Director of Tech Journey, […]

Free

Hour of Code™ and an Introduction to Coding

Celebrate 2020 Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code™ Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Join Mark Frederick, Chief Technology Officer with MākuSafe, and Tim Sieber, Executive Director of Tech Journey, […]

Free

TechTime Workshop: Code a Winer Snow Scene in Scratch

Learn how to code an animated winter snow scene using Scratch Scratch is a great way for students to learn coding. Not only is Scratch fun, but by using blocks (think digital LEGOs®) instead of text, emphasis is placed on learning coding fundamentals rather than worrying about the syntax of a programming language. Scratch uses […]

Free

TechTime Workshop: Code a Mad Libs® Story in Scratch

Virtual via Zoom

Scratch is a great way for students to learn coding. Not only is Scratch fun, but by using blocks (think digital LEGOs®) instead of text, emphasis is placed on learning coding fundamentals rather than worrying about the syntax of a programming language. Scratch uses blocks of code that are placed together to create programs of […]

Free

Introduction to Coding with Scratch: Make a Winter Blizzard

Virtual via Altoona Public Library

NOTE registration for this workshop is required through the Altoona Public Library. Ages 10-13 only. In this fun, hands on workshop. kids will make an animated winter snow scene that uses randomization, coordinates in a plane, loops and cloning. A computer with internet connection is required as students will be receiving instruction via virtual meeting […]

Free

Intro to Coding with Scratch

Franklin Jr High 4801 Franklin Avenue Room 218, Des Moines, IA 50310, Des Moines, IA

Learn the basics of coding and Scratch by animating your name! Learners age 9 and above will be introduced to Scratch while learning coding basics in this fun, introductory workshop […]

Free