Scratch Resources

scratchcatUse Scratch as a way to increase STEM learning!

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Scratch helps you learn the basics of computer science coding. I have taught some workshops on Scratch at FETC and this year will have a poster about it. This page provides the resources that I reference.

Resources:

http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/Scratch_Cards
http://video.mit.edu/watch/scratch-20-10117/
http://scratched.media.mit.edu/ has moved (with Dr. Brennan to Harvard at http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/
http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Scratch_Wiki_Home
http://scratched.media.mit.edu/sites/default/files/CurriculumGuide-v20110923.pdf
http://web.media.mit.edu/~mres/papers/Scratch-CACM-final.pdf

Tutorials:

http://learnscratch.org/
http://cs.harvard.edu/malan/scratch/printer.php

Curriculum Ideas:

K-4 Storytelling and Create Simple Animations
5-8 Create Games
9-12 Games and Simulations for any discipline

Physical Science – Create an animation of Newton’s Laws of motion or thermal energy exchanges
Environmental Science – Create an evolution game that considers scenarios and adaptations
Engineering – Create a game that imitates gravity or solves a building challenge
Technology – Students are learning to code which challenges and develops CRITICAL THINKING!

Links to the resources I uploaded on the Scratched site that you can use as demos:

http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/resources/creating-scratch-worlds-are-examples-stem-learning

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