Show: Computer Programming 4 Kids with Scratch 2 in HD and SD

Episode: #23 - Clone Clouds, and Timer Reset and Events

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Episode Description:

This is the 23rd of 27 TV show episodes to teach kids (about 5th grade and up) programming using Scratch 2.

This episode:

1) introduces Clones,
2) demonstrates Timer Reset and Timer Events, and
3) shows that a space character is a character, too.

Clones are copies of sprites that share the same code blocks but have their own copies of variables that are only for that sprite. Clones are known in programming as threads. Each clone is a copy of a sprite. Cloning a cloud sprite shares has many cloud copies all sharing the same command blocks but each cloud has its own data selections - its own costume, size, speed and altitude.

Many programming environments support threads in one form or another, including Scratch. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about programming threads without all of the complications and details that are found in other programming environments.

The second challenge introduces Timer Reset and Timer Events. Timers were introduced in show #18. A Timer is like a clock with a value that increases in tenths of a second.

The last challenge is a very short challenge showing and emphasizing that the space character is a unique character; it is different from other characters in comparisons.

Episode Short Description: Introduces Clones, demonstrates Timer Reset and Timer Events, and shows that a space character is a character, too

Downloads of This Episode:

[SD File Downloads]: 12

[HD File Downloads]: 3

[Total File Downloads]: 15


SD (Standard Definition) File

File Name of SD Episode: 0023 Programming 4 Kids Clone Clouds and Timer Reset and Events.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:30

File Size of SD Episode Video: 1,206,728,704 Bytes

Resolution of SD Episode Video: 720x480

Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 18:58

HD (High Definition) File

File Name of HD Episode Video: P4K Show 23 20151026.mp4

Total HD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:30

File Size of HD Episode Video: 1,288,053,393 Bytes

Resolution of HD Episode Video: 1280x720

Date HD Episode Video Uploaded: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 00:47