Hello All, Girls and boys, mums and dads and everyone in between! In September we began to introduce Scratch 2.0 as the Offline Editor had become available. Hopefully we can go on from there and leave the earlier version of Scratch behind us. I guess that’s technology – constantly changing and updating as we’re told! We are also starting in our new premises in the Unity Centre and looking forward to that. We can’t be sure if we will have WI-FI so I suggest you download the Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor to your laptop in advance of the next class then you can be independent of internet access. In advance of our October session, I have uploaded some learning materials and assignments pages to help everyone interested in learning SCRATCH 2.0 to become familiar with its new features. With this blog, you will find pages illustrating and explaining the left and right side of the Editor and a page of sprite pictures. There is also a 7-page Skills training plan (YOU ONLY NEED TO PRINT ONE PAGE – page 5 the Assignment sheet for beginners /intermediate – or page 6 for advanced Scratchers. Please, if possible make two prints, one for yourself and one to share one with a friend or colleague.) This document is just the first part of our plan – there will be more ready for November and going forward into 2014. Click the following links: Editor_right / Editor_left / SpritePage / Scratch plan The theme is Halloween and w’d be very interested in seeing some new and original Scratch ideas with a Halloween theme. Get creative!
I expect to have a second assignment sheet ready for upload within the coming days, for advanced Scratchers who feel insufficiently challenged by the assignment currently uploaded. Please note, the advanced assignment sheet includes ‘sprite cloning’ – a feature that is unique to Scratch 2.0 so you can’t complete the assignment in Scratch 1.4. Will be in touch again over the coming days. Regards all, Seamus