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April 2016

These are resources for the April 16, 2016 Scratch Camp Facilitator Workshop in Oklahoma City at Casady School. This workshop is sponsored by The Div and led by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). All resources are licensed CC-BY.

Keys for Successful Scratch Learning

Scratch Camp Facilitator Workshop: April 2016


Getting Started

To get started with Scratch:

5 Random Facts

  1. Template from ScratchED to Remix
  2. Example Project by Wes

Sprite Surprise

Create a project in which something surprising happens to a sprite. Try this script:

Cat Dance

  1. Start by dragging out the “move 10 steps” block from the “Motion” blocks palette to the scripting area. Every time you click on the block the cat moves a distance of 10. You can change the number to make the cat move a greater or smaller distance.
  2. From the “Sound” palette, drag out the “play drum” block. Click on the block to hear its drum sound. Drag and snap the “play drum” block below the “move“ block. When you click on this stack of two blocks, the cat will move and then play the drum sound.
  3. Copy this stack of blocks (either using the Duplicate toolbar item or by right clicking the stack and selecting “duplicate”) and snap the copy to the already placed blocks. Change the second “move” block to -10 steps, so the cat moves backward. Every time the stack of four blocks is clicked, the cat does a little dance forward and back.
  4. Go to the “Control” blocks palette and grab the “repeat” block. Wrap the “repeat” block around the other blocks in the scripting area. Now when you click on the stack, the cat dances forward and back 10 times. o Finally, drag the “when Sprite clicked” block and snap it to the top of the stack. Click on the cat (instead of the blocks stack) to make the cat dance.

Scratch Cards

  1. Starter Cards
  2. Animate Your Name
  3. Create a Pong Game
  4. Animate a Story
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance
  6. Hide and Seek

Other Scratch & STEM Resources

Videos

Scratch Overview

(1:37 - Nov 2015)

Maze Game Scratch Project by Kaitlyn

(7 min - April 2014)

Hour of Code Scratch Videos


Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code

(16:48 - TEDx Talk)

Connect With Classmates

Scratch and the Physical World

Connect your Scratch projects to the physical world with MaKey MaKey, LEGO WeDo, or PicoBoard.

Check out this YouTube playlist of over 30 videos: How can I connect Scratch with other technologies?
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