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  • 1. Game Programming for Kids-It’s Elementary Dr. Jeff Gray-UAB Mrs. Cameron McKinley-Hoover City Schools www.cameronmckinley.com
  • 2. Scratch-It’s Elementary!
    • What is Scratch?
    • How much is it?
    • Who should use it?
    • Why should I use it?
    • How can I use it?
    • Where can I find resources?
    • When can I get started?
  • 3. What Is Scratch?
    • Programming Language
    • Create and share interactive stories, animations, games, art, music
    • Available for Mac and Windows
    • Created by Lifelong Kindergarten Group
  • 4. How much? It’s FREE! http://scratch.mit.edu/
  • 5. Who should use it?
    • Ages 8 and up
    • I’ve even had a 6 year old try it-no problems
    • Educators all subjects
    • Parents
    • After school clubs
  • 6. Why should I use Scratch?
    • 21 st Century Skills
    • Digital Fluency
    • Incorporates all subjects
    • It’s easy
    • It’s fun!
    • Meets the needs of diverse learners
    • Meets the needs of DIGITAL kids
  • 7. 21 st Century Learning
  • 8. Digital Fluency
  • 9. How can I use it?
    • Digital Storytelling
    • Student-created games/quizzes about subject matter
    • Interactive stories
    • Record voices, dialogue
    • Animated math, science
    • Your ideas?
  • 10. Where can I find Resources? http://scratch.mit.edu/howto
    • Scratch Cards
    • Getting Started Guide
    • Reference Guide
    • Video Tutorials
    • Online Projects
    • Forums
    • Scratch Board Resources
  • 11. Scratch Cards
    • Starting projects
    • Scaffolding
    • Have students create scratch cards
    • Samples online
  • 12. Scratch Cards http://scratch.mit.edu/cards
  • 13. Sample Card
  • 14. Educator Forum
  • 15. All Levels
  • 16. When can I get started? Today!
    • Download the program
    • Watch the Video Tutorial
    • Look at the sample programs
    • Use a scratch card to program a simple program
    • ENJOY!
  • 17. Group Work comment from Scratch Educator Forum I have just used Scratch for the first time with a class of year6 pupils (UK, age 10 & 11 years). I showed them a few ideas and basic commands and the let them loose, working in pairs. The enjoyment , motivation and perseverance was impressive. Also the level of their language and discussion as each pair collaborated and worked towards making the sprites behave as they wanted them to was fascinating to listen to.
  • 18. Scratch Board
  • 19. Sample Projects
  • 20. Tell a story, make a card