Thursday, July 18, 2013

11 Blocks Scratch Lesson

Using only the following blocks create a program of your choosing:

Show
Hide
Go to x y
glide n sec to x y
Say ___ for n sec
repeat
play sound
When this sprite is clicked
Stop script
wait n sec
set size to n%


I completed this assignment as part of the #CCOW teaching educators to teach Scratch to children.  Here were my impressions after completing the assignment.

 I completed Assignment "10 Blocks".  I'm not too happy with it.  I kept to the letter of the assignment and did not add additional sprites or backgrounds.  Although, I don't know if that was the right choice.
As someone teaching programming standards I feel the assignment should have included a "stop script".  I did add that to my script.  Also I feel the assignment would have had more creativity if we sub out the "go to x y" block with "move n steps" block.  That would allow a repeat of putting the sprite at particular coordinates and then moving it.  


Homework:

What can be created with Scratch?
In this activity, we will investigate the range of creative possibility with Scratch by exploring some of the millions of projects on the Scratch website -- and start a collection of favorites in a Scratch studio. Browse projects on the homepage or use the Explore page to search for specific types of projects. Create a new studio from your My Stuff page and add five projects to your studio.

Here's our checklist for this activity...

• Create a new Studio.
• Develop a strategy for finding interesting projects in the Scratch community.
• Add five projects you find interesting to your studio.

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