On Friday, Nick's mom came in to teach the class about an online educational programming language called Scratch. First, the good doctor shared a presentation about her work as a computer scientist.
|Photo by Mrs. Yollis|
Next, she shared some information about the computer program called Scratch.
Here is the sprite that is first introduced when you open the program. By clicking and dragging events, you can make the sprite move, slide, rotate, or talk. The event options are limitless!
When using Scratch, you may create using this orange sprite. However, the Scratch program allows creators to choose a new sprite or create a unique character from scratch. :-)
(To start from scratch is an idiom that means to start at the beginning.)
Students worked in teams to create a program.
As you can see, the events lock together to make a sequence of events.
At the end of the session, teams came up to the front to share what they had created. It was interesting to see the different programs.