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October 2011

The class was only an hour - hard to cover a lot in so little time, you did a great job with the time we had


March 2011

I have wanted to learn scratch for a while. This was a great intro. I realize the thought process involved regarding the boolean and variables. I want to learn more!


October 2010

Actually writing a script. Excellent class. I definitely learned something new. Great presenter. The class was a little fast, but the class was only one hour and 10 minutes. GREAT CLASS. I will use this in my classes.


May 2010

Thank you for all your ideas for introducing Scratch and implementing it in the classroom. I feel much more comfortable with the program now and look forward to using it with my students. Thanks for sharing your expertise.


Current/Past Presentations

ELD

 “New Learners are Game Designers: Video Game Design with Scratch.”
 “The Scratch Disruption: Video Game Design with Scratch.”
 “Video Game Design with Scratch.”

Other

 “Video Game Design with Scratch.”
 “Bringing together the World of Unlimited Possibilities.”

NJAET

 “Game Design in the Cloud with Scratch.”
 “Tech-Tastic Game Design with Scratch.”
 “Quick Get Under the Scratch Umbrella.”
 “Riding the Tech Wave on the Sea of Learning Games.”
 “A World of Unlimited Possibilities.”

NJTEEA

 “Video Game Design with Scratch.”
 “Special Needs & Technology.”

NJETI

 “From my Classroom to Yours: Video Game Design with Scratch.”
 “Video Game Design with Scratch.”
 “A World of Unlimited Possibilities.”

CRSTE

 “Bringing together the World of Unlimited Possibilities.”

Video Game Design with Scratch

Engage your students by allowing them to create games and more using the free cross platform application called Scratch. Additionally, learn how to use this tool to design educational games. Moreover, see how Scratch promotes collaboration by sharing, downloading, and remixing other users. code then posting the revision to the Scratch gallery. Participants are encouraged to download the software and signup for a Scratch Account so they may follow along as we build a simple game. Participants will learn how to use, teach and integrate the software by building this simple game. Overall, this workshop will provide an overview of the software, basic programming concepts, and resources for future lessons.

Equipment/Software Needed

  • Install Scratch software on a laptop.
  • Scratch is not available for mobile devices (i.e. tablets, smartphones).
  • Signup for a Scratch Account.

Update for 2.0

  • If you are using Scratch 2.0 then youmust haveflash playerinstalled.
  • Although not the best option, you may access Scratch on the iPad through the Puffin Browser.