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Two submenus of available functions
by Christopher Dawson
View this gallery of screenshots from Scratch application (MIT Labs).
Students drag and drop bits of code into a scripting area; they can modify certain parameters of many of the functions.
Two views of the control submenu
These functions all control script execution (loops, if-then statements, etc.)
Students can choose from countless built-in sprites or they can make their own.
If you’ve ever used paint, this will look very familiar.
Screen shot from one student's project
Students were asked to have their sprite move up and down the stairs.
A different approach
Students could get very sophisticated or take a simpler approach, depending on their level of interest and aptitude.
These sprites actually do battle!
Some students just couldn’t resist making it a video game