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This is a new workshop series called "HoCHK 小老師教室 ", instructed by HoCHK Young coders, who are passionate to empower the others. The kickoff session for this new series will be led by "Kingsley" supported by his parents.
The Scratch project will be "Earth Invasion", the aim of this game is to learn how to use clones and "cosine waveform". There will also be some useful skills contained in the lesson about variables and advanced operators. You will steer a plane using your mouse pointer. There will be also some enemies flying down to attack you. This is an exciting, fun, fast-paced game.
Demo 'Earth Invasion':
Level of Difficulty: This lesson is for Scratch expert learners
Key learning objectives:
-How to use advanced operators such as 'abs' and 'cos'
-How to use variables
-How to use clones
-How to use 'if' statements
-How to use built-in variables properly
This lesson will be instructed in English, supplemented with Chinese when needed.
If you would like to join this new HoCHK 小老師教室 series, please let us know. Thank you.
This is a Python workshop series. In total, there will be 12 different Python programs. The lessons will be instructed by the young little coder, Raisie, and supported by her daddy.
In this lesson, we will cover part 2 of the "Classical Snake Game”, an interactive graphical program, that will control a moving snake and collect the apple on the screen, and achieve the following learning outcomes:
- how to use the Turtle object
- how to control the speed movement
- how to use conditional statement, if-else
- how to use global variables
- how to take user keystroke inputs
- how to perform basic debugging
Thank you very much for joining the HoC Python Lesson today. You can find the Source code on GitHub and video recording of the previous lessons on Youtube here:
This lesson will be instructed in Cantonese, supplemented with English when necessary.
Credits: DK.com, Basic Python Programming
HoCHK is pleased to be one of the supporting organizations for this annual major coder event in HK and in the world. This year, our members can enjoy a nice discount with a special discount code.
PyCon Hong Kong 2021 will be organized on 8-9 October, a half-day Education track is also available on 9 October afternoon, thanks HoC members for supporting PyCon HK this year.
HoC members can enjoy 20% discount on any paid tickets with the discount code 'HOUROFCODE'.
Free tickets are also available thru the Financial Aid Program at the PyCon ticketing website.
We encourage more teachers, students and parents to attend this important event.
In this HoC lesson, we will introduce the Grok Learning Platform, from Australia, Hour of Code materials for absolute beginners, in particular, suitable for teachers. There exists a lot of high-quality, free, online learning materials for newbies. We hope that via HoC, we are able to create the first step of your coding journey.
We will achieve the following learning outcomes:
- how to use the Grok Learning for coding education
- how to write basic Python codes for "Hour of Code: Frozen Fractals"
- how to draw interesting frozen patterns using Python Turtle
- how to perform basic debugging
Grok Learning: " We believe that a solid computer science understanding is vital whether you want to fight climate change, make the next blockbuster movie or unlock the secrets of the universe.
We've taught thousands of students across Australia to program in classrooms, lecture halls and online, and are now bringing top-notch STEM education into classrooms and homes around the world."