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
http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~cs50/get/podcasts/2007/ps/ps0.pdf

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
http://cs50.net/psets/

Podcasts for the past are available here
http://cs50.tv/

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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