See our new Scratch belts page. Kids can now work towards earning martial arts-style “belts” to mark their learning progress in Scratch (They’re actually wristbands).
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.
More information is available at http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/
At Coderdojo Malahide introduce new coders to the basics of Scratch using simple introductory worksheets. See our Scratch_Level1 worksheets.
By their second class our coders can progress to our Scratch_Level2 worksheets. These encourage our dojo members to play around with different types of games and design ideas.
They can dip in and out of these, or our Level3 worksheets, which include some fun games like Webcam, Platform game , Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, My Pet, Recursion, Board Game. Many of these Level 3 worksheets require version 2.0 of Scratch. See our slides on What’s new in Scratch 2.0.
The objective of the various worksheets is to allow dojo members to learn enough Scratch coding to enable them to start their own project. This is where great ideas can flourish! Dojo members who create their own projects are encouraged to take part in the Scratch National Competition (registration deadline 5th February 2016) or the Coderdojo Coolest Project Competition.
How to get the best from the sessions.
• Come to the first dojo with scratch installed to save time.
• Always bring a fully charged computer and an extension plug board.
Here is a list of Scratch pdf’s: