Scratch tutorials introduction
Scratch video tutorials are a great way to introduce pupils to basic concepts and techniques. After completing the unit pupils will have a good grounding to go on to make their Scratch games, together with the confidence gained from completing a range of different projects.
That being said the best way for pupils to reach their full potential is to give them a project to do on their own at the end. The emphasis should be on experimentation, learning and creativity.
Experienced / Highly Capable Pupils
If you have pupils who already have plenty of experience in Scratch and find the tutorials too easy then you have a couple of choices:
- You can just issue the pupils with the challenge brief for the tutorial the other pupils are following and they have to code the project independently
- You can get the pupils to attempt one of the more challenging tutorials. In this instance I would recommend to start with:
- Knife throwing game
- Fruit Ninja
- Tron Bikes
- You can get the pupils to plan and develop their own game. You can place a strong emphasis on the quality of visual and audio assets, as well as game play and features.