1. An Introduction to Selwa Shamy Somerset County Library System Bridgewater, NJ NJLA Conference April 27, 2010
2. Overview & Objectives <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
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. 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. Who Uses Scratch? <ul>As of April 13, 2010 </ul><ul><li>481,657 registered members
10. 115,712 project creators
11. 975,638 projects uploaded
12. 18,199,505 scripts
13. 5,932,647 sprites </li></ul><ul>As of April 27, 2010 </ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
19. <ul>10 to 20 year olds make up the majority of members with those ages 11 to 16 at the top range. </ul>
20. What skills does Scratch teach? <ul><li>Mathematical and computational ideas
21. Creative thinking
22. Systematic reasoning
23. Collaboration </li></ul>
25. Scratch Vocabulary <ul><li>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
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. </li></ul>
35. The Basics <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
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 <ul><li>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! </li></ul>
49. Workshop Format <ul><li>Explain briefly what you can do with Scratch.
50. Show a simple project example.
51. Demonstrate the basics & have them follow along : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sprites
56. Adding another sprite </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Begin making a project! </li></ul>
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