Of all my scratch tutorials this is my favourite. Lots of skills and commands used in scratch and the kids end up with a game that they will genuinely play. Loads of extension possibilities are easily identifiable too.
Activity based around a PowerPoint Presentation that aims for a high standard of quality. Students are introduced to Goods, Services and Resources in business. It then leads into a 'Create your own Mobile Business' activity where students design the van for, say, a mobile dog groomer and identify the suppliers, customers and resources associated with the business.
When these booklets are printed you have 8 theory lessons primarily based on the BBC Bitesize website.
Follow the bitesize online pages and activities and complete the task sheets. Homework can be completed on the homework booklet.
They have been designed to be used without computers and there are enough lessons for 1 every 2 weeks.
Hope they are useful
This is part of a series of lessons on Scratch (in the process of being uploaded).<br />
There are so many really great sites offering Scratch Project ideas.<br />
However, many tend to be like recipes - follow the instructions and you'll create a cake.<br />
The problem I find is that the students almost mechanically enter code and create "delicious cakes", but without learning an awful lot about Scratch.<br />
My goal is to get students to create a fun project, whilst at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together.<br />
To this end, I use the following approach:<br />
- break the project down into manageable chunks<br />
- present students with "pseudo-code" for each chunk<br />
- provide students with the Scratch commands to implement the pseudo-code, but jumbled up<br />
In this way, students learn about pseudo-code (a VERY important part of coding), and have to understand the Scratch instructions in order to sequence them to correctly match the pseudo-code.<br />
The lessons comprise:<br />
1. a PowerPoint with introductory slides, together with the project instructions<br />
2. a Word document with the PowerPoint instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout for students to follow<br />
3. accompanying Scratch project files for teachers that match each stage of the project<br />
Lessons in this series (in the process of being uploaded):<br />
1. An introduction to Scratch. A FREE lesson explaining all about sprites, scripts, stages, etc...<br />
2. Project I: Save the Penguin. A maze type project that adds multiple levels of complexity.<br />
3. Project II: Design a Quiz. Students create a question and answer type quiz, adding a timer, scores and other enhancements.<br />
4. Project III: Ghost Busting. Students create a game where they move a target with the mouse to shoot the ghosts. The time allowed and the speed and number of ghosts can be varied.<br />
5. Project IV: Music Player. Students create a Music Player with layers of menus for different categories of music. Audio files can then be uploaded as the tracks for each category.<br />
6. More to follow...<br />
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be).<br />
ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness.<br />
But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.