Say It With Scratch (Virtual Workshop)

Last updated on
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF SCRATCH AS THEY WORK TO CREATE AN INTERACTIVE GREETING CARD.

In this workshop we will start with a discussion around what coding is and why it’s an important skill to learn. We will then do a brief introduction to the Scratch website and review all of the features before we begin coding. Following an I do – We do – You do model, we will work towards building an interactive greeting card that will use motion, looks, sound, backgrounds, and events. Students will leave the workshop with a solid foundation of Scratch coding skills so that they can continue to experiment with their own ideas!

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Big Ideas
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • The choice of technology and tools depends on the task.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • COVID Precautions
    n/a
    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    75 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $0.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $0.00
    Fee Notes: 

    Free until March 31, 2021 thanks to funding from the Government of Canada through the CanCode program

    Additional Notes

    Required:

    • Per student: computer or tablet with internet connection (Scratch accounts for each required for students to share their projects. Files can be saved on computer with no account, however this does not work on tablets)
    • District- or school-approved platform for facilitator to talk with class required (e.g. Teams, Google Classroom, Zoom)

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