With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

1. Create a new account OR login to your existing account. To create a new account follow this video tutorial:

NOTE: You don't have to create an account in Scratch to use Scratch. However, if you don't create an account then all of your work will be lost when you close the page.

2. Use Scratch to "map" a new sound to your computer's keyboard keys. Watch the instructional video below.

Instructional Video # 2 - - Watch the video below to learn how to access the pre-recorded audio library found in Scratch 3.0 and then quickly and easily import those sounds into your project.

3. Design Challenge

Using Scratch, assign a minimum of three sounds to three keys on your keyboard then connect your Makey Makey and your "Sketch It Play It" drawing to control those sounds. The sounds you create should be relevant to something in your life (personal or work).

NOTE: Feel free to create a new "Sketch It Play It" drawing if you like.

Example #1:

A science teacher drew the solar system in the "Sketch It Play It" exercise and then downloaded the sounds of each planet (yes, planets make sounds!) and then assigned those sounds to various keys on the keyboard using Scratch.

Example # 2

Geometric shape identifier. This project makes creative use of the "earth" (ground). Using one finger the user is able to operate this project.

Example # 3

Yoda speaks!