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