An Introduction to  Selwa Shamy Somerset County Library System Bridgewater, NJ NJLA Conference April 27, 2010
Overview & Objectives <ul><li>What is Scratch?
Who uses the program?
What skills does Scratch teach?
Organizing a Scratch library program.
Staying Connected with ScratchEd </li></ul>
What is Scratch? <ul>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </ul>“ A programming language that makes it easy to create your own interacti...
flickr, Lorri37 <ul>Just as hip hop djs scratch by mixing pieces of music together in creative ways,   Scratch   makes it ...
Who Uses Scratch? <ul>As of April 13, 2010 </ul><ul><li>481,657 registered members
115,712 project creators
975,638 projects uploaded
18,199,505 scripts
5,932,647 sprites </li></ul><ul>As of April 27, 2010 </ul><ul><li>493, 201 registered members
120,403 project creators
1,003,462 projects uploaded
18,824,362 scripts
6,084,099 sprites </li></ul>
 
<ul>10 to 20 year olds make up the majority of members with those ages 11 to 16 at the top range. </ul>
What skills does Scratch teach? <ul><li>Mathematical and computational ideas
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Scratch Demonstration - NJLA Conference, 2010

  1. 1. An Introduction to Selwa Shamy Somerset County Library System Bridgewater, NJ NJLA Conference April 27, 2010
  2. 2. Overview & Objectives <ul><li>What is Scratch?
  3. 3. Who uses the program?
  4. 4. What skills does Scratch teach?
  5. 5. Organizing a Scratch library program.
  6. 6. Staying Connected with ScratchEd </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is Scratch? <ul>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </ul>“ A programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.”
  8. 8. flickr, Lorri37 <ul>Just as hip hop djs scratch by mixing pieces of music together in creative ways, Scratch makes it possible for people to mix graphics, photos, music, sounds, and words into their own unique creations. </ul>
  9. 9. Who Uses Scratch? <ul>As of April 13, 2010 </ul><ul><li>481,657 registered members
  10. 10. 115,712 project creators
  11. 11. 975,638 projects uploaded
  12. 12. 18,199,505 scripts
  13. 13. 5,932,647 sprites </li></ul><ul>As of April 27, 2010 </ul><ul><li>493, 201 registered members
  14. 14. 120,403 project creators
  15. 15. 1,003,462 projects uploaded
  16. 16. 18,824,362 scripts
  17. 17. 6,084,099 sprites </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul>10 to 20 year olds make up the majority of members with those ages 11 to 16 at the top range. </ul>
  19. 20. What skills does Scratch teach? <ul><li>Mathematical and computational ideas
  20. 21. Creative thinking
  21. 22. Systematic reasoning
  22. 23. Collaboration </li></ul>
  23. 25. Scratch Vocabulary <ul><li>Block: A color-coded object
  24. 26. that contains instructions.
  25. 27. Script : A set of blocks linked
  26. 28. together that contain the
  27. 29. instructions to make something
  28. 30. happen.
  29. 31. Sprite : An object which you control
  30. 32. using a script.
  31. 33. Costume : Used to change the way a sprite looks. It could be the same
  32. 34. sprite in a different position. </li></ul>
  33. 35. The Basics <ul><li>Snap blocks together
  34. 36. Make a sprite move, change and say something
  35. 37. Add sound
  36. 38. Change the background
  37. 39. Add another sprite
  38. 40. Basic interactive commands </li></ul>
  39. 41. Building a Script
  40. 42. Creating Animation Using Costumes
  41. 43. A Simple Interactive Game By You Tube user prappleizer http://www.youtube.com/user/prappleizer#p/search/4/2p1ly0A0L9Q
  42. 44. Scratch at the Library <ul><li>Tried age range 8-10
  43. 45. Ages 10-12 worked better
  44. 46. One hour format
  45. 47. Bring a flash drive or CD to save work
  46. 48. Having teen volunteers helped! </li></ul>
  47. 49. Workshop Format <ul><li>Explain briefly what you can do with Scratch.
  48. 50. Show a simple project example.
  49. 51. Demonstrate the basics & have them follow along : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sprites
  50. 52. Blocks
  51. 53. Scripts
  52. 54. Sound
  53. 55. Background
  54. 56. Adding another sprite </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin making a project! </li></ul>
  55. 57. Teaching a Scratch Workshop <ul>By Karen Brennan http://scratched.media.mit.edu/resources/designing-scratch-workshop </ul><ul><li>Engage in design activities
  56. 58. Pursue personal interests
  57. 59. Interact through creative collaborations
  58. 60. Reflect on experiences </li></ul>
  59. 63. Contact Information <ul><li>Scratch website:
  60. 64. http://scratch.mit.edu
  61. 65. Selwa's email address:
  62. 66. [email_address]
  63. 67. Where to find the presentation
  64. 68. www.slideshare.net
  65. 69. Scratch Demonstration – NJLA
  66. 70. Search using the tags scratch njla </li></ul>
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