This unit includes a mix of structured and open-ended activities to engage learners in the exploration of the key concept of sequence – identifying and specifying an ordered series of instructions. This is often a powerful moment for learners: they’re telling the computer what to do, by translating their ideas into blocks of computer code. From a step-by-step tutorial to playing with a constrained number of blocks to a debugging challenge, each activity helps learners build the skills needed to create an About Me project. In the culminating project, learners will explore and experiment with sprites, costumes, looks, backdrops, and sounds to create a personalized, interactive collage in Scratch.
Here are four links to videos, listed from simple to hard. Choose one video and in your journal, list how to perform the sequence of dance moves
shown in the video.
Log into your Scratch account and click the create button. Time to make scratch dance!
In this activity you will create a project with the constraint of only being able to use 10 blocks: go to, glide, say, show, hide, set size to, play sound until done, when this sprite clicked, wait, and repeat. The challenge is to use each block at least once in your project, and I encourage you to experiment with different sprites, costumes, or backdrops.
Programmers, technicians, repair people, teachers, and even designers need debugging skills. The way we all debug in our field is similar. First, you look for functionality, next note what is not working properly, and this is followed by following the sequence of events. When something happens that shouldn’t, or it doesn’t happen, you have found the area where the issue is. For me, it is a puzzle to solve, a challenge. Let’s see how you do. Be patient, it takes time to become good at it.
Your task will be to:
In this lesson, we worked with sequences, sometimes called programming steps. When you are working with an advanced programming editor, each step numbered for debugging purposes will also have commands instead of blocks with the appropriate syntax. It can go on for pages in some of the more complex programs.
Your need your journal again.