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Introduction to Scratch - Workshop Schedule

The following schedule is a rough overview of what we hope to accomplish in the Scratch workshop.   This may shift slightly prior to the workshop itself or even during the workshop as we adjust for your background and needs.

 

Day One Wednesday
8:30-10:30 Introductions
Logistics
What is Scratch?
Why Scratch?
10:30-noon Scratch as Logo
Movement in Scratch
Sequencing multiple actions
noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Scratch for Storytelling
Creating multiple sprites
Coordinating sprites using timing
Coordinating sprites using broadcasts
2:00-4:15 Assignment #1 - Animating a nursery rhyme
4:15-4:30 Daily Debrief
 
Day Two Thursday
8:30-9:30 Show and Tell of Assignment #1
9:30-10:30

Reading Code 

10:30-noon Scratch for Interaction

Responding to human input via keyboard and mouse
Responding to other sprites
Random movement

noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Scratch with Variable Data
The use of variables
The use of variables
2:45-4:15 Assignment #2
4:15-4:30 Daily Debrief
 
Day Three Friday
8:30-10:15 Show and Tell and Topic Discussions
10:30-noon Learning more about Scratch
Scratch boards and WeDo
Scratch resources
Scratch community
noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:30 Discussion of support mechanisms
Expectations for phase two of workshop
Mechanics and logistics

 


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