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Scratch – Shall We Learn

Scratch – Shall We Learn
You never know what will happen next in life. One lazy afternoon, when I was enjoying my afternoon tea, two funny yellow birds showed up at my door. They introduced themselves as Tweet and Mini Tweet. I guess they are twins, but one is much much bigger than the other. Continue reading “Learning Scratch with Tweet and Mini Tweet: What is Scratch?” Have you heard of Scratch? Continue reading “Scratch Lesson 1: Introducing Scratch and Creating Sprite” » In Lesson 1, we created a sprite and also create four costumes: “front”, “back”, “facing left”, and “facing right”. In this lesson, we will make our sprite dance, and dance to the beat. Continue reading “Scratch Lesson 2: Animating a Sprite (Dance)” » In this lesson 2, we make our sprite dance. In this lesson 3, we make our sprite dance. In this lesson, I will show you how to make sprites move to certain locations on the Stage. Continue reading “Scratch Lesson 5: Work with the Stage” » In this lesson, we will modify a sample game named “Pong”.

How to Grow a Thriving Indoor Apartment Garden Is lack of expansive outdoor space the only factor that is preventing you from putting your green thumb to good use? Even if your tiny apartment doesn't come with a balcony or an outdoor patio, you can grow a number of green things within the limited confines of your indoor space for your visual and gustatory pleasure. Sunny windowsills are perfect for growing herbs and small vegetables. Empty walls can be used to install vertical planters, and ceilings can even be taken advantage of to install hanging or upside-down planters. If you are a complete beginner and want to start with something super-low-maintenance, you can sprout seeds, raise tiny succulents or make friends with air plants. If you have tiny space and limited access to sunlight, then a gourmet oyster mushroom growing kit is perfect for you. Got your own experiences and tips for indoor apartment gardening? Click on image to enlarge.

Creative Computing | Download Scratch 3.0 is here! In celebration of Scratch 3.0, we are hard at work developing a new version of our Creative Computing Curriculum Guide to be released in early 2019! The new guide will be full of activities for exploring the intersection of creativity and computing. In the interim, we're delighted to share an updated version of the second edition. This edition of the full curriculum is available as Google Slides. Get the Scratch 3.0 version of the Guide! The Scratch 2.0 version of the Guide This guide was developed by members of the ScratchEd research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Christan Balch, Michelle Chung, and Karen Brennan. We encourage you to use as much or as little of the guide as you like, to design new activities, and to remix the included activities. This work was made possible with support from the National Science Foundation through grant DRL-1019396, the Google CS4HS program, and the Code-to-Learn Foundation. The original guide, for educators

The Brighter Futures Blog » Blog Archive Scratch Lesson 1 » The Brighter Futures Blog Do you like playing computer games? Would you like to make your own games? With Scratch, a clever piece of software that is completely free to use, you can create your own animations, interactive stories and games. It’s free to sign up for your own account (although you might want an adult to help you set that up) and you don’t even need to download anything. In a series of how-to guides we shall explore the tools that Scratch offers to make our own games. Part one: 1: Visit the Scratch website – and click ‘Join Scratch’ at the top right corner. 2: Pick a username and password. 3. 4. Part Two: 1. 2. The Stage The stage area is the space where your game or animation is played. Sprite List The Sprite list shows all the sprites that are in your game. Blocks Blocks are the commands in the game to make everything happen. Scripts Area Here you will drag the building blocks of your game to ‘script them’. That’s it for this lesson. Part Two

Kids must code on iPads An important 21st Century skill This post is about a topic and app close to my heart. Computer programming is the engine of modern life and dream maker for tens of thousands. More and more countries are introducing the subject as compulsory schooling at surprisingly young ages. What learning to code offers young people. Even I was surprised at how much my students have enjoyed their first experience of coding this year. Accessible to anyone Coding is problem solving and like any puzzle, it seems to immediately engage kids as long as the puzzle pieces are easy to play with and move around. Quick & keen My colleague and I had written a typical coding introduction for our 12 & 13 year olds using Hopscotch but very quickly realised that the app negated traditional approaches as it was so intuitive. “Let’s make Flappy Birds!” Within the first hour, a 12-year-old had already realised the the ‘world issue’ that was “the death of Flappy Birds” could be solved with Hopscotch. Personalised learning

scratch | Risultati della ricerca | CoderDojo Trento Scratch tutorial 13: Club dei duellanti Con questo tutorial di Fabio Da Rolt due maghi si sfidano in un duello senza esclusione di magie! Aiutiamoli a lanciare i loro sortilegi in Scratch! In questo tutorial imparerai a: Usare variabili e messaggi fare un gioco a 2… Scratch tutorial 12: PONG! Con questo tutorial di Marco Caresia impareremo a riprodurre in Scratch un classico gioco arcade: PONG! Arduino & Scratch Arduino è una scheda elettronica con cui possiamo mandare al computer la temperatura, fargli capire se qualcosa si muove, se c’è luce nella stanza… Scopriamo come si fa in questo tutorial! Cartolina in Scratch 2.0 per festa della mamma Questa volta abbiamo pubblicato il tutorial in un google doc Scratch tutorial 10 – Special edition: Castello del Buonconsiglio Con questo tutorial creiamo insieme un gioco ambientato al… Castello del Buonconsiglio! Scratch tutorial 9 Arkanoid con Scratch! Scratch tutorial 8 Mars Lander v1.0 Oggi faremo una gita speciale… sul pianeta Marte!

ScratchThat! techConnect ScratchThat! is a project developed by IHMC's techConnect that allows anyone to teach MIT's Scratch with little or no experience with the program or computer programming. This project will consist of 4 lessons that can be used to teach students at a young age. By the end of these 4 lessons, students should be able to make their own basic stories, animations, games, music, and art. The 4 Scratch lessons plans consist of collections of small projects that focus on keeping students engaged at all times. The first three lessons are directed towards learning Scratch while the last lesson provides information that could be used to help students develop their own project. Lesson Plan 1 Lesson 1 is focused towards capturing students' attention by changing the appearance of their Scratch world and commanding their characters by keyboard interaction. Lesson Plan 2 Lesson Plan 3 Lesson 3 will venture into the use of the Pen functions of Scratch, operators, and variables. Lesson Plan 4

How To: Turn Logs into a Natural Raised Garden Bed! » Curbly | DIY Design Community So... let's say you just finished up an epic weekend of tree pruning and yard clearing, or just happen to have a pile of sticks and logs hanging around. If you're a resourceful Curblier, you know there's something to be done with all that yard waste besides tossing it or turning it into a giant bonfire. But what? After clearing his yard for a garden makeover, Instructables user "Jamieicecream" had two dilemmas: 1) What to do with all that yard waste? Jamie offers an in-depth walk through of the whole process, start to finish, over on Instructables so head over there to see how it's done. Tagged : Inspiration, thrift, garden, outdoor, repurpose, recycling, Reuse, branch, logs, tree, wood, stump, How-To, natural, rustic, Affordable, budget-friendly, DIY

Scratch Support Materials - Scratch Wiki Scratch support materials are guides to help Scratchers learn Scratch. The current materials are the Getting Started Guide and Scratch Cards. Scratch Support Materials in Other Languages How to Translate Scratch explains how translations to Scratch support materials can be contributed. Older Support Materials The translated support materials for older versions of Scratch can still be accessed on this page. How to Translate Scratch explains how translations to Scratch support materials can be contributed.

Scratch Help - Scratch Help ScratchEd An online community for educators using Scratch, with stories, discussions, and resources, such as the Scratch curriculum guide. Scratch Wiki The Scratch Wiki contains a wide variety of articles by Scratchers for Scratchers, including advanced topics and tutorials. Scratch 2 Offline Editor Download the Scratch 2 offline editor. Scratch 1.4 Download Links and information on the previous version of Scratch. Scratch Statistics Explore up-to-date statistics about the Scratch online community. Scratch and the Physical World Connect your Scratch projects to the physical world with MaKey MaKey, LEGO WeDo, or PicoBoard. Scratch Logo Access the Scratch logo and other media files.

Grow a Year-Round Salad Garden Curbly-Original As you may have gathered from my weekly "Foodie Friday" posts I enjoy cooking, but equally I enjoying growing my own food, which I write about on my site, curate this space. Aside from the health and nutritional benefits of doing so, there is also something quite primal about knowing where and how your food is grown. Today I'm going to teach you how to grow your own easy to grow salad garden which will grow all year round in frost free areas. If you are new to gardening and growing your own here are a couple basic concepts you you need to grasp that will stand you in good stead for growing healthy plants. SOIL: A balanced potting mix is 1 part sand, 1 part compost and 1 part peat. SUN: Most vegetables and herbs need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, fruiting plants closer on 9 hours. WATER: Sadly water isn't an impirical measurement, but a yardstick I like to work with is to insert your index finger up to the second digit and gauge it. Room : Kitchen, outdoor

Literacy from Scratch How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. Get Your Pallet into Shape Once you’ve dragged your pallet home, give it a once over. Let the Stapling Begin! Lay the pallet face down. Now for the sides. Caring For your Pallet