Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Learning Scratch.
- [Voiceover] So, let's talk about what you should know coming into this course. This course is a basic course. You should have a familiarity with using a web browser, including knowing how to click on links in a web browser and knowing how to enter a URL into the address bar. You should be familiar with the term applications or apps. Im going to be using that term throughout the course to refer to games, interactive stories, digital toys, etc.
And finally, know that Scratch is a tool developed for use by teens and tweens. So, if your age is in the double digits or beyond and you've ever used a computer, you should be good to go.
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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