Animation & Whack-a-Mole with JavaScript

Fun with Programming - Animation & Whack-a-Mole with JavaScript Have fun learning how to write computer programs! Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the very popular language JavaScript, and will be able to immediately see the results of their code. Choose between 2 different projects in this class: Animation with JavaScript - Write code to create dynamic, animated digital art and web pages with images, shapes, sounds, and text. Stories and adventures will come to life when pictures are animated and sound effects are added! Whack-a-Mole Game with JavaScript - Create a carnival game, Whack-a-Mole, which will run in a web browser and utilize images, shapes, sound effects, and text. Learn code on how to smash the moles into submission! The main goals of the class are to give students a fun experience, while increasing their exposure to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and demonstrating how technology and the arts can intersect. Students will gain an appreciation for programming and see how easy it is to learn. In addition to using their artistic and creative skills, they will learn how to break down and analyze problems as they debug their code. Visit http://funwithacademics.com for more details.

Age Range: 8-12