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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?

    DAy 16

    Create
    Create a program that answers the user's questions. (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 17

    Create
    Create a project that asks the user to type in multiple words or numbers, stores the items in a list, then does something interesting with the items from the list. (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 18

    Today, on Day 18 of Getting Unstuck, we'll be testing conditions with the andor, and not blocks.

    Create
    Using one or more of the andor, and not Operators blocks, create a project that when multiple conditions have been satisfied, a secret is revealed. (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 19

    Today, on Day 19 of Getting Unstuck, we'll be experimenting with cloning.

    Create
    Create a project that uses the cloning features of Scratch. For example, you could make a project that represents a natural or human-made phenomenon. (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 20

    Create
    First, create a studio and add all of your Getting Unstuck projects to it. Second, choose one of your projects from a previous day of Getting Unstuck, make a copy of it, and revise it. What's something about the project that would benefit from more time or fresh eyes? (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, with a buddy, in this Getting Unstuck resources studio, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)
     

     

    - By Nicki Tempero
      • Nicki Tempero
        By Nicki Tempero
        Jul 26

        DAy 16

        Create
        Create a program that answers the user's questions. (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 17

        Create
        Create a project that asks the user to type in multiple words or numbers, stores the items in a list, then does something interesting with the items from the list. (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 18

        Today, on Day 18 of Getting Unstuck, we'll be testing conditions with the andor, and not blocks.

        Create
        Using one or more of the andor, and not Operators blocks, create a project that when multiple conditions have been satisfied, a secret is revealed. (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 19

        Today, on Day 19 of Getting Unstuck, we'll be experimenting with cloning.

        Create
        Create a project that uses the cloning features of Scratch. For example, you could make a project that represents a natural or human-made phenomenon. (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 20

        Create
        First, create a studio and add all of your Getting Unstuck projects to it. Second, choose one of your projects from a previous day of Getting Unstuck, make a copy of it, and revise it. What's something about the project that would benefit from more time or fresh eyes? (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, with a buddy, in this Getting Unstuck resources studio, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)
         

         

        • Nicki Tempero
          By Nicki Tempero
          Jul 26

          Day 12

          Create
          Make a project that includes three separate scenes that a sprite moves through. (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 13

          Create
          Create a sprite that reacts whenever the mouse pointer gets too close. If you leave the sprite alone for a few seconds, it should react differently. (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 14

          Create
          Create a project that uses the string blocks in the Operators category (i.e., joinletter of, and length of) for some fun wordplay.  (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 15

          Create
          Create a project that shows different backgrounds depending on how loud the room is. (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 23

            Kia ora Sam

            Im learning a lot from this resource. 

            Great to hear Ao Tawhiti are creating interesting projects. 

            Mincraft is something I would like to learn more about , I might catch up with you sometime .

            Nicki 
            • 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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