In order to create or edit Scratch projects you'll need a Scratch account. This movie shows where to create a Scratch account, and what steps you must go through to create them. Before creating a Scratch account, you will need an email address, so if you don't yet have one, you can have a parent or guardian sign up on your behalf.
- [Voiceover] In order to make projects in Scratch…you're going to need to create a Scratch account,…and as I mentioned earlier,…creating a Scratch account is free.…So you can click the button here to join Scratch…or you click the button over here,…so find the button to join Scratch…and then you need to create a username.…So I can create a username for example,…type in a password and right now…it's saying that username already exists…because that's actually my username for Scratch…so you have to type in a password, confirm the password…and then click Next, and from there…you'd be asked to share the…email address of an adult…and if you are an adult, you can just…go through that whole process…and confirming your email address enables some…other features in Scratch but just create your username,…your password, follow the steps…by clicking through the Next button…and you can create you Scratch account…and start building apps using Scratch.…
He starts with demonstrating how to create your first project and gather the artwork (aka sprites) and other assets you'll need to build it. Todd then reviews the prebuilt scripts, the bits of code that control the logic of your Scratch projects, and explains how to use the different script types for different functions, such as animating sprites, responding to events such as button clicks, and comparing values. In chapter 3, he covers costumes, and in chapter 4, he shows how to load and play sounds. Finally, he shows how to put it all together into a complete web game, which you can then share with the Scratch community.
- What is Scratch?
- Creating your first project
- Choosing a backdrop for your application
- Creating sprites (reusable graphics) in Scratch
- Working with scripts: animating objects, responding to events, and checking logic
- Switching sprite costumes
- Changing the appearance of sprites with custom-drawn costumes
- Playing sounds
- Building a game with Scratch
Skill Level Beginner
1. Get Started with Scratch
5. Build a Game
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