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    Nicki Tempero
    Scratch - Getting Unstuck
    13 July
    Public discussion Created by Nicki Tempero

    Harvard Graduate School of Education have developed  Getting Unstuck, 21 days of 21 Scratch projects . Their goal for Getting Unstuck is supporting that familiarity and fluency—by inviting you into these daily programming challenges and connecting you with a supportive community of fellow learners.   Getting Unstuck 

    Everyday you will get an email with a small, creative programming challenge designed to help you explore different computational concepts and debugging strategies in Scratch . 

    How are you using Scratch in your classroom and how do you and your students deal with the challenges around getting stuck and debugging?

    This is awesome Nicki - such a great way to develop skills progressively.

    I was visiting Ao Tawhiti in the last week of Term and a number of the students showed me their work in Scratch - it was incredible.

    Another benefit of Scratch is that you can pull it through into Minecraft:EE so students can take their programming skills into a game based environment they love to play:

    https://education.minecraft.net/trainings/code-builder-for-minecraft-education-edition

    Cheers

    Sam

    - By Sam McNeill
      • Sam McNeill
        By Sam McNeill
        Jul 17

        This is awesome Nicki - such a great way to develop skills progressively.

        I was visiting Ao Tawhiti in the last week of Term and a number of the students showed me their work in Scratch - it was incredible.

        Another benefit of Scratch is that you can pull it through into Minecraft:EE so students can take their programming skills into a game based environment they love to play:

        https://education.minecraft.net/trainings/code-builder-for-minecraft-education-edition

        Cheers

        Sam

        • Nicki Tempero
          By Nicki Tempero
          Jul 16

          Day 5 

          Create
          Create a project that involves one or more sprites jumping or flying. For example, you could animate a bird flying through the clouds or a video-game character jumping across lava. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

          Day 4 

          Create
          Create a project that controls the appearance of a sprite via the keyboard. As just one example, you could create a project where a sprite gets a little bigger when you press the B key, gets a little smaller when you press the S key, and changes its costume when you press the M key. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

          Day 3

          Create
          Explore playing a musical instrument with Scratch through the "play note" block in the Sound category. For example, you could play piano notes 1 to 120 at 240 bpm, with 0.5 beats per note. What triggers the playing? What happens while the notes are playing? (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

          Day 2

          Create
          Display a flower each time that the user clicks on the background. There are at least three different ways of programming this in Scratch—what will your approach be? (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

          • Nicki Tempero
            By Nicki Tempero
            Jul 16

            Day 8

            Create
            Using variables, create a project that counts the number of times something happens and responds when the count reaches a certain number. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

            Day 7 

            Create
            Create a project that uses the Pen blocks to automatically draw a pattern on the stage. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)
             

            Day 6

            Create
            Create a project that uses the random block. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)
             

            • Nicki Tempero
              By Nicki Tempero
              Jul 16

              Day 11

              Create
              Find a project that uses broadcasting and remix it. For example, you could remix this pass-it-on project that we started. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

              Day 10 - 

              Create
              Create a project that uses one or more of the time-related blocks in the Sensing category (i.e., timerreset timercurrent [year/month/date/etc.]days since 2000). (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)

              Day 9 

              Create
              Create a project that involves the touching color blocks in the Sensing category (i.e., touching color? and color is touching?). For example, you could have a sprite moving around on a colorful background, with the sprite behaving differently depending on which color it is touching, like in a maze game. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)
               

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