05 December 2018
Christmas is coming, so my Scratch advent calendar is once again open, sharing a new project or Scratch resource each day. Visit the calendar here!
The advent calendar includes projects and resources taken from my books:
- Scratch Programming in Easy Steps, a comprehensive project-based guide to the popular Scratch programming language, widely used in schools and colleges
- Cool Scratch Project in Easy Steps, which showcases awesome coding projects in Scratch and includes 3D glasses for making 3D games
- Coder Academy, a book for 7 to 10 year olds that includes lots of on-the-page activities as well as on-the-screen fun
- Raspberry Pi For Dummies, a guide to the popular single board computer that will get you started and show you lots of cool things you can do with it
These all make great gifts for those who enjoy or would like to learn to program in Scratch. Follow the links above for more information on the books including free PDF samplers to give you a taste of the content. Be aware that there is a new version of Scratch launching in January, but the previous versions will continue to be available for download, and most projects should work seamlessly on the new platform.
While we're in the festive spirit, let me tell you about a few other seasonal features on my site. I wrote a Secret Santa program for the Microbit, which you can see in my archive blog post here. You can play my Christmas version of Hangman, Snowman, here and play my Christmas Pairs game here. And Virtual Sean has his Santa suit on! Ho Ho Ho! Happy Christmas, everyone!