Scratch in the Classroom

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Scratch in the Classroom

  1. 1. Scratch in the Classroom Darrel Branson Sunraysia Mallee Schools Net work
  2. 2. How do we teach ... Creativity? Thinking & problem solving? Technological fluency? http://www.flickr.com/photos/laffy4k/404321726/
  3. 3. What is Scratch? “Scratch is a graphical programming language that lets you control the actions and interactions among different media.” Get it for free http://scratch.mit.edu
  4. 4. The main interface
  5. 5. Creating scripts
  6. 6. A video introduction to Scratch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxDw-t3XWd0
  7. 7. Your Scratch Project What will you create today? Design and create a project that you can share with the group!
  8. 8. Scratch Cards
  9. 9. Other resources The official website: http://scratch.mit.edu http://scratch.mit.edu/howto Getting Started, Videos, Reference guide, Help screens, FAQ , Scratch cards http://expo.spps.org/Scratch_Tutorials.html Video tutorials by students Create the game ‘Pong’ in 7 minutes http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=75600f9e183e25d81822 My Scratch links: http://www.smsn.vic.edu.au/ictguy/index.php/scratch-resources/ Handouts & Background on Scratch http://llk.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/papers/
  10. 10. Victorian Essential Learning Standards Design, Creativity & Technology ICT for Creating ICT for communicating Thinking Processes - Logical, Creative, & Metacognitive Maths - Position, number, angle, space, sequence, etc
  11. 11. Technological Fluency Information and Media Literacy Skills Communication Skills Analytical, logical and creative thinking skills Problem Identification, Formulation & Solution Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills Self-Direction Accountability and Adaptability Source: http://llk.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/papers/Scratch-21stCenturySkills.pdf
  12. 12. In the Classroom Whole class Small group Extension group Gifted and talented Students not engaged After school / Lunchtime activity Computer club Anywhere you have computers!
  13. 13. Sharing Work Upload your projects Create a new user and share your projects on the Scratch website: http://scratch.mit.edu Embed the project into a webpage, a blog, Moodle, anywhere! Download other projects! Pull them apart and see how they tick!
  14. 14. My Scratching ... Blog: http://www.smsn.vic.edu.au/ictguy Other contact details Email: ictguy@gmail.com Podcasts: http://edtechcrew.net http://feeds.feedburner.com/ictguy
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