A Kiwi Scratch Day @ Forrest Hill School, New Zealand Welcome to Scratch Day from Karen and Mitch
Scratch Day Meet-Share-LearnIntroduction “We plan to keep our primary focus on lowering the floor• Welcome to Scratch Day and widening the walls, not raising the ceiling.”• What is Scratch?• How to Scratch – Overview for new users• 10 minute design challenge - Hiwi the Kiwi http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/123834• Scratch Day Activities for the Day• Presenting remaining prizes and wrap up• Thank you to helpers.Competitions (Prizes donated by IBM NZ)Most creative Kiwi Animation – 10 minute challengeBest collaboration between Coatesville and Forrest Hill StudentsMost interesting contribution to World Museum ProjectWackiest Scratch Card RemixMrs. Robson’s favourite parent and child collaborationBest Bump Game judged by Helpers TeamVideo’s Showing (Library) : Between 4:30 – 5:30pmInnovation - X-Box Kinect and Scratch 4 minutes - Stephen Howell (Professor CS)Teaching Kids To Think Using Scratch 23 minutes - Chris Betcher (Primary Teacher)
Scratch is a graphical programming language designed to support the development of technological fluency. Scratch differs from traditional programming languages in several ways: Allows Wide Range of ProjectsBuilding-Block Programming Games, art, stories, music, dance….Eliminates syntax errors Easy Sharing of Projects Over Internet and mobile devices Connection to Physical World Supports multiple design experiencesManipulation of Multiple MediaConnects with youth culture Tinkerability Allows playful experimenting with program fragments Scaffolds for Powerful Ideas Makes concepts (such as variables) more tangible and manipulable The Scratch project is supported by a grant from the National Science http//scratch.mit.edu Foundation (Grant No. 0325828). Opinions and findings expressed on this poster do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
How to Scratch Meet-Share-LearnLog on : user name - room4 password – room4Go to the Scratch website. http://scratch.mit.edu/Creating a Scratch Account Online eg. Room12FHS Scratch is a social network .....Upload and downloadBecome a friend eg. forresthillschool projects. Add feedback . Add friends. Remix
The GalleriesStart up ActivityChristchurch EarthquakePray for JapanGo the All BlacksWeDo Starter ProjectsWorld MuseumScratch Cards – RemixMusic in MeScratch a StoryCreate a QuizBiological Diverity/ Ecology NZLearning by PlayingThere are so many projects to chose from - Scratch Day 2011.Read the description of the gallery and choose one.What are you waiting for...get SCRATCHING!
Movie Time Innovation - X-Box Kinect and Scratch 4 minutesStephen Howell is a Computer Science lecturer in the Institute of Technology Tallaght.ITT Dublin is located in Tallaght in South Dublin. He has developed an interfacebetween the X-Box Kinetics and Scratch.http://stephen-howell.tumblr.com/post/2652736960/scratch-and-kinect-find-instructions-on-doing (Video)http://stephen-howell.tumblr.com/post/2652659772/how-to-use-your-kinect-with-scratch (More Information)
Movie Time Teaching Kids To Think Using Scratch 23 minutesChris Betcher http://chrisbetcher.com/Sydney, AustraliaCreated for K 12 Online Learning Conference 2010Presentation Description: Scratch is a simple yet powerful programminglanguage for children that is very easy to use yet contains many of theimportant programming constructs found in more “grown up” languages.This presentation looks at some of the key ideas behind programming inScratch, explores some possible tasks that studentscould be given to encourage problem solving andhigher level thinking, and finishes with a snapshotof a student view into how Scratch is making adifference to learning.http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=650 (Video)
Where did the ideas come from?Scratch is learning through Design, Interests, Collaboration, & Reflection.It was Dr. Seymour Papert, in the 1960s and 70s when he was co-developing the LOGOprogramming language, who saw the potential for using technology to develop essential skillswith students. The computer could become the laboratory for learning, where the economyfor creation and problem solving was ideal compared to what was possible in the real world.In this way, Scratch today is a simulation platform for developing key twenty-first centuryskills because it supports computer programming.
LEARNING BY PLAY – GAMING (Gallery 1)See Projects: http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/83174Project 1. Bump!Watch this tutorial on YouTube: SCRATCH TUTORIAL 1 6minutesCopy the script and get it working.To make the game more interesting you could:- Add a time limit.- Create a high score.- Develop levels.- Add sounds and backgrounds.How far can you take this project?Project 2. PongOpen the game pong. Go to: File – Open – Examples – Games- Pong.This project is a remake of one of the first ever popular video games.Play around with the script to get to know how it works. Next remix.Modify the game to make it better. Don’t forget to save or upload your completed version.Project 3. Collide Download PDFThis is a simple game that you get to write, modify and improve.It’s a fun game with lots of possibilities.Project 4. Maze Download PDFThis is a simple game that you get to write, modify and improve.Easy way to improve this game would be to introduce more sprites and create a more interestingmaze. This is a good opportunity to bring in levels. Good luck with this one.
Be part of the World Museum 2011 project. Click on the link read about it.Themes:• Science (Environment, Energy, Living things, Evolution, Astronomy, etc.): lets discoverhow familiar things are connected globally.• Culture (in daily lives, in traditional events, or in histories): things familiar for people in aculture can be very surprising and wonderful for people of different cultures.• Art (Visual, Sound, Performance, etc.): lets discover expressions that can be felt acrosscultures and ages.Favourite Projects from Boys in SchoolEvil Snowmanhttp://scratch.mit.edu/projects/boysinschool/1481901Sub Mission 2http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/boysinschool/1062063Keeping Score – Remix by Samuelhttp://scratch.mit.edu/projects/boysinschool/1391692