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Scratch and our
century
literacy class
SILVER LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL
KINGSTON, MA
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Scratch on my mind
 Excited about the possibilities
 Firm belief of the power of technology and games in
education
 Uneasy about my Scratch skill set
 Desire to use what I learned through the kind
guidance and instruction received at MIT
Opportunity came knocking –
21st century literacy class
 8th grade
 Students who scored in the lower third of
MCAS ELA
 Opportunity to write curriculum
 Technology and 21st century skills wrapped around
reading and writing
 Students take ELA and 21st century literacy
 Co-create and co-teach
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Scratch – fulfilling 21st skills
 Creating media
 Communicating
 Problem solving
 Collaborating
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The Fit
 Curriculum units - future of story and gaming in
education
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Intro. To Scratch
Day One – watch Intro to Scratch video
http://vimeo.com/29457909
Handed out scratch cards and the students played
with scratch
Documentation
Resource
http://www.smsn.vic.edu.au/ictguy/wp-content/podcasts/Scratch_Guide.pdf
Lessons
http://learnscratch.org/resources/lesson-plans
Videos
http://learnscratch.org/resources/lesson-plans
http://learnscratch.org/videocourses/scratch-3
The Joke
http://learnscratch.org/sc3-u1/sc3-l1
Assignment Checklist
____ Use at least two sprites
____ Use a background/stage
____ Create a conversation between your two sprites
in which they say at least three sentences each
____ Use effective timing
* Use sprites and stages/backgrounds found in Scratch
Creating games
 Today you will be exploring using scratch to design online games. For your
project, which you will plan out and design on Tuesday and Wednesday you
will create either a story or a game. The story or game must be either
educational or episode 5 of Inanimate Alice. For educational projects you
can choose your topic tied to something you have learned in school this
year. Some of Tuesday will be spend gathering information about your
topic.
Play the games listed below and then explore the scratch website for
awhile. If you find a game or story that you would like to create
something similar to, you can download it and use the script to remix and edit
it
for your project.
Renaissance - The review game
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/antman76/463154
Social Studies Flash Cards
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Scratcher456/1626679
Preparing for the game creation
 Create 12 questions and answers to be used for your
Scratch game or Scratch story. Use 8th grade
curriculum.
 Worksheet with 12 questions and answers to be filled
in
 Used Creative Computing Curriculum – “Sketches of
my final project for plan
Creating the games/stories
 Used sketches and supporting help guides – visual
guide, cards, reference guides, teachers and fellow
students to create games – 3 days on computers
 At the end of each period had a Scratch stroll – to
watch games and learn from each other
 Uploaded games to Mrs. Ronan’s scratch account
http://scratch.mit.edu/users/kronan
Plan for this year
 Devote more days
 Incorporate Greek Myths choose your adventure
project into Scratch
 More sharing of projects
 Take a breath – students love it and together we can
figure it out
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