Snap! is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language, an extended reimplementation of Scratch, that allows you to Build Your Own Blocks. It also features first class lists, first class procedures, first class sprites with inheritance, and first class continuations. These added capabilities make it suitable for a serious introduction to computer science for high school or college students.
This course is aimed at people with prior knowledge about computer science, who are interested in inspiring young people to take their first steps in computer science with Snap!. The course will provide you with a short introduction to Snap! and why to use it. It will include starter and advanced projects and explain what computer science elements are included in each project. The course will explain possible pitfalls when using Snap! and how to avoid them.
You’ll have access to download materials to support you when running a workshop.
Snap! Community and Website:
Unit 1: Get the Basics
Unit 2: Beginner Snap! Projects
Unit 3: Advanced Snap! Projects
Unit 4: Get Your Workshop Bundle
From our side there are no requirements for planning a Snap! workshop. However, we highly recommend taking a look at “Get Coding with Snap!” to get familiar with the programming environment and basic computer science concepts .
Snap! is a blocks-based open-source programming language that runs in all modern Web browsers at snap.berkeley.edu. If you want to use Snap! offline, follow the instructions at https://github.com/jmoenig/Snap/blob/master/OFFLINE.md
This course was held from Mar 19, 2019 through Dec 31, 2019.
17 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 5690.
5724 learners enrolled.
Originally a biologist, Jadga discovered her interest in computer science while building a small connected greenhouse. Since then, she has become a Snap! enthusiast and is eager to share her excitement with everyone. Jadga works for SAP’s Snap! team and develops, among other things, learning material like this course.
Jens is the Snap! lead developer and makes interactive programming languages at SAP. Ever since he helped make Scratch Jens has fallen in love with live, blocks-based computing. So much, that he quit his career as a lawyer to become a researcher and designer of such software environments. Jens wants everyone to get a chance to discover the beauty and joy of computing. In his spare time, Jens plays the guitar and mandolin.