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APP programming for kids

Course Summary

In this course you will learn the basics of programming and you will create your very own Flappy Bird type game.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction to programing
      • Introducing myself and letting you know that I'm here to help.
      • Where to start
      • How to login
      • What is programing?
      • Creating a new program with Touch Develop
      • Understanding the different options or environment
      • More options when you click on Do nothing
      • Creating your very first mobile APP, Hello world!!
    • Working with movements
      • Working with turtles, they can be as fast as you want them to be :)
      • Working with angles
      • Create a square
      • Working with angles 2
      • Create a triangle
    • Variables
      • What are variables?
      • Why do we need to use variables?
      • What is a constant?
      • Working with Variables 1
      • Working with Variables 2
      • Working with Variables 3
    • Learn by repetition
      • Making the turtle move with repetitions
      • Create a new "something"
      • Create a triangle
    • Making decisions
      • Explaining decisions
      • Adding an IF statement into our program
      • Adding an IF ELSE statement
      • Ask the user for directions
    • Combining repetitions with decisions
      • Combining repetitions with decicion statements (FOR and IF)
      • Validate the else statement
    • Speed up and change your colors
      • Speed up the turtle to go really fast
      • Change colors so the turtle can work in multicolor
      • Pen up and Pen down
      • Creating a multicolor square
      • Creating amazing shapes
    • While repetitions
      • Understanding the WHILE statement
    • Create your very first game
      • Let's create a flappy bird like game
      • Adding a background to make your game look nice
      • Setting lives in your game (feel free to cheat here ;))
      • Everything goes down with gravity
      • Adding a start button to your game
      • Preventing the start button from falling down
      • Resizing the start button
      • Get the start button out of the way so you can start playing :)
      • Adding players, we call them sprites in touchdevelop!
      • Animate your sprite, make it fly 1
      • Animate your sprite, make it fly 2
      • Re-sizing your bird, it's not difficult and your game will look much better!
      • Change the start position of your sprite a little to the left of the screen
    • Controlling your sprite
      • Make it move up 1
      • Make it move up 2
      • You can change the speed if you like
    • Adding obstacles
      • Adding the obstacles to variables
      • Adding obstacles
      • Resize the obstacles
      • Moving the obstacles from right to left
      • Select the initial position for your obstacle
      • Make it challenging, modify the Y position of your obstacles
      • Taking the same steps, now for the second obstacle
      • Turn the second obstacle upside down so that it all makes sense :)
      • Adding code for the Stalagmite
      • Detect if your sprite if falling out to the screen perimiter
      • Detect if the player is trying to fligh above the board
      • Make it run forever
      • Make it run forever, this time for the stalagmite
      • Detect collision with obstacles
      • Adding points for every obstacle evaded

Course Fee:
USD 99

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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