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Teaching Strategy # 35 - Code in the classroom

Posted by anonymous on May 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Itchy? Get into Scratch!

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If you have any tech savvy or particularly inquisitive students in your class, set them a homework challenge that is fun - Scratch.


What's Scratch? 'Scratch is designed with learning and education in mind. A wide variety of educators have been supporting Scratch creators since 2007, in both formal and informal learning environments – K-12 classroom teachers, educational and computer science researchers, librarians, museum educators, and parents.'


Have your students create a game that records points.  There's plenty of examples that show you what the game looks like as well as the simple coding behind them.  Have a go yourself & it doesn't take long until you've been drawn into the intrigue and fun of creativity.


I set one of my yr 8 students the task & didn't tell her anything about how to use it, it was all experimental. It surprised me when she came to me the next morning to show me her fully functioning game! We showed the class & students had a chance to play the game.  This prompted a number of other students to get onto the site & make their own game.


Want to have a go?  Go to scratch.mit.edu/

 


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