I must admit to feeling a little fazed initially by the word ‘programming’ but having seen my daughter (year 7) use Scratch in year 6 at her after school ICT club I felt it was something I would be able to understand and hopefully in time use within my own classroom. Scratch is well set up with many video tutorials to explain the necessary basic elements of programming, enabling speedy results to be achieved.
Here is my initial effort (a very simple animation with sound), which produced interesting comments from Phoebe who in turn then added some of her own elements to an existing and much more interesting game found on the Scratch website.
Here’s the link to the actual game on the Scratch website
Whack the most witches in the time allowed. Click on the witches to make them disappear
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I must admit seeing Phoebe use the Scratch programming tools with ease has inspired me and I know the children in schools will love it!