Scratch

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Scratch

 

Museum  

Digital museum invites students to code a museum exhibit about a BrainPOP topic. Using the Scratch interface, students drag and drop blocks of code to create interactions between the items in the museum exhibit, such as conversations, sound effects, movement, and more.  

Objectives

Students will:

  • Explore coding in a project-based environment
  • Program using blocks based on Scratch
  • Customize sprites by changing their properties
  • Sequence sprites to create a meaningful experience
  • Use code to create interactive experiences
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Story

Students bring a story to life with code in this Scratch-based project. Using coding blocks, they tell a story that includes a setting, dialogue, sound effects, timed interaction between characters’ lines, and more. 

Objectives

Students will:

  • Explore coding in a project-based environment
  • Program using blocks based on Scratch
  • Customize sprites by changing their properties
  • Sequence sprites to create a meaningful experience
  • Use code to create interactive experiences
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Game

Students take on the role of game developer, coding a game that challenges players to sort objects by category.  They also program the positive and negative feedback players get when clicking the objects. For an added challenge, students can design more  elaborate games, adding a score and more.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Explore coding in a project-based environment
  • Program using blocks based on Scratch
  • Customize sprites by changing their properties
  • Sequence sprites to create a meaningful experience
  • Use code to create interactive experiences
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Math Problem

This project offers a creative twist to traditional words problems by inviting students to program their own. Students code the question, or problem, and the scenario required to solve it. They can make sprites change color, disappear, grow or shrink, and move around to allow others to interact and solve the problem.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Explore coding in a project-based environment
  • Program using blocks based on Scratch
  • Customize sprites by changing their properties
  • Sequence sprites to create a meaningful experience
  • Use code to create interactive experiences
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

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Comic

In this project, students code an interactive comic with characters and speech bubbles that change with a click of the mouse. Students experiment with properties that enable them to customize a character’s appearance.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Program in JavaScript
  • Customize objects by changing their properties
  • Use click event handlers to change object properties
  • Position the characters using the coordinate plane (x-y grid)
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Flag

In this project students use JavaScript to design a flag that includes circles, rectangles and graphics. Through the Flag project, students learn to use arguments in code to customize the positions, size and color of their flag’s design.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Program in JavaScript
  • Learn about and use arguments in code
  • Use properties to further change objects
  • Position the characters using the coordinate plane (x-y grid)
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Meme

A meme is a funny picture or video to which someone has added words. Your students already know this! Search for “cat meme” and you’ll immediately understand.  

In Meme projects, students use JavaScript to embellish a video with graphics and text. Through coding their memes, students will discover that JavaScript is made up of objects that have properties and methods.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Program in JavaScript
  • Apply knowledge of JavaScript objects
  • Customize objects by changing their properties
  • Position their memes using the coordinate plane (x-y grid)
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Doodle Augmented Reality

In Doodle Augmented Reality projects, students bring videos to life by using JavaScript to draw and write over them.

Students learn about variables, properties, and the coordinate plane through coding Doodle Augmented Reality projects.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Program in JavaScript
  • Apply knowledge of variables
  • Explain a point or show what they know
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Stop Motion Animation  

Stop motion is a kind of animation created by putting together a series of still images so they appear to be moving. Because students use code to create their animation, they have control over exactly how it works.

Through coding stop motion animations, students use a data type called arrays to hold and animate their photos

Objectives

Students will:

  • Program in JavaScript
  • Learn to initialize and count with arrays
  • Explore movie properties to configure looks and sounds
  • Understand that programming languages use special characters to express different kinds of information (syntax)
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

Newscast

Newscast is the most advanced of the Creative Coding projects. It focuses on if-statements or conditionals, challenges students to use JavaScript to create a scrolling news headline.

To code their newscasts, students practice using loops and functions.  Through the newscast project, students will learn about code that will run only IF certain conditions are met, and that a conditional checks if something is true.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Program in JavaScript
  • Sequence code to get desired effects.
  • Experiment with loops and functions to create a scrolling news headline.
  • Apply their knowledge of a BrainPOP topic

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