Harvard Professor Malan's Problem Set for teaching programming with scratch
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Professor David Malan teaches Introduction to Computer Science at Harvard. The first problem set he assigns is scratch.

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Get the 2007 pdf here

This problem set has 7 pages. Most of it simply involves explaining how to log on to Harvard's computer system, etc.

The assignment itself is on page 3 in section 7.

"Now your own adventure begins. Your task for this problem is, quite simply, to have fun with Scratch and implement a project of your choice (be it an animation, a game, ineractive art, or anything else), subject only to the following requirements.

*. Your project must have at least two sprites, none of which may be a cat.
*. Your project must have at least 3 scripts total
*. Your project must use at least one condition, one loop, and one variable.
*. Your project must use at least one sound

The 2008 version will be posted here

Podcasts for the past are available here

In my view, this assignment is quite simple and can be learned by a child in a week. Prof. Malan moves on to something else after this assignment on Scratch.

The homework assignment is copyrighted 2008 by David J. Malan. Some rights reserved under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States.

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