Itchy Bytes: Scratch Starters!

My new “Delve in, for twelve min!” video features three new Scratch projects (Which you can download for free from TES here: Itchy Bytes: Quick Starters, Lessons, Plenaries in coding), designed as starters, plenaries, or you could even stretch them out into a full lesson. 

As the Autumn term draws to an end, I’ve found these particularly helpful when pupils need a short activity (you know, for when you’re waiting to be called to the hall for their part in the Christmas Production??). Each project reinforces the concepts of sequence, selection and repetition, whilst encouraging them to thing logically and predict/test what each block of code does. AND they’re really fun.

Watch the video for a demonstration…

Give them a try, let me know how you get on!


Inspiration

Today I received an email from someone who shadowed me teaching for a day:

“It was amazing to see how inspired you are in teaching your subjects and have really motivated and encouraged me to pursue a career in teaching. It was a pleasure to watch you teach and how you engage with your pupils.”

Really humbled by this, it’s such a great feeling to know you’ve had a positive impact!

ScratchUp inspiration!

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A colleague who attended my workshop on Computer Aided Design at the National Computing at School Conference 2018 has tweeted his pupil’s work based on my ‘ScratchUp‘ ideas (Combining 3D design on Sketchup, with Scratch programming).

 

Needless to say, I’m well impressed and honoured to have had such an impact!

Keep ’em coming!

 

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