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Three Great Scratch Projects

Sign into Scratch and find at least five projects you think are great or are very interesting. As you go through the projects, you can favorite (star) or love (heart) the one you like the best. Favorite the ones you think you might want to share because those are the ones you’ll be able to find later.

After you favorite five, you can choose your top three to write about. You’ll embed the projects into your post and then write about the project and why you like it so much.

Here’s an example of a great Three Great Scratch Projects post.

Learn How to Use Custom Blocks in Scratch

Step One – Follow the Tutorial

Go here and follow the directions to go through the tutorial.

Step Two – See Some Examples

Go here and look at some of the examples.

Step Three – Make one of your own

Log in to Scratch and make a project of your own that uses custom blocks.

End of Year Projects

Here are four choices you can choose from to spend your last few days of media class this school year.

Make a Hovercraft

Use the Hovercraft app to make the vehicle that earns the most points – the one that can go the farthest without crashing.

Make a Scratch Project

Animate Me

Use the iPad app AbcYa Animate to create a story or show a process. You can animate a scene in a book you like, bring to life a scientific process (the food chain or a life cycle) or make your own story.

If you don’t know how to use the app, this video will show you how to get started:

Make an End-of-Year E-book

Get an iPad, open up the Book Creator app and write about some of your favorite people during this school year. You can include classmates, teachers and other staff members you want to remember. When you’ve finished writing the text, check with your teacher to find out the best time to get the pictures you need.

The following directions show you what to do if you want to put it on a tablet and read it as an ebook.

Make a Scratch Pong Game

Step One – The Paddles

In this step, you’ll learn how to make the game paddles and get them going.

Here’s what my script for the right paddle looked like:


Step Two – The Ball

In the step, you’ll make the ball and get it to move.

Here’s what my script for the ball looked like:


Step Three – Score!

In this step, we’ll add a variable to the script so you’re able to keep score.

Step Four – Finishing Touches

In this step, we’ll try to make things run a little smoother and complete the game.

Make An About Me Project with Scratch

Step One – List Your Ideas

You are going to be sharing this, so you want to be smart about what kind of information you’re going to use.

It’s ok to share things like:

  • hobbies and interests
  • teams you play on
  • what city you live in
  • what grade you’re in

You should not share:

  • your address
  • phone number

Here’s the model for what our project is going to look like, so as you’re making your list, think about what background will match your ideas.

Make a list in Google Classroom of the things you’re going to put.

Step Two – Sign Up for a Scratch Account

The last time I’ve tried it the Scratch app was a buggy mess, so we’re going to use the online version instead – which has been very good. However, we’ll need to create a user account.

(If you already have an account, let me know and we’ll have you use that. Otherwise follow these directions.)

1. Go to Scratch Website and then click Join Scratch.


2. Put in your MyYISD username and password, then click Next.


If you don’t know what it is or it doesn’t work, let me know.

3. Pick your birthday, gender and country and click Next.


4. Let me know and I’ll put in my MyYISD email address.


5. You’re done! Go to Step Three.


Step Three – Add a Character and Have It Say Your Five Sentences

We’re going to make our About Me project in an application called Scratch. If you haven’t heard of Scratch, it’s a versatile program you can use to create games, simulations and art, but we’re going to use it to tell a story.

Don’t think you have to watch the whole video all the way through. I recommend you watch a couple of minutes of the video, switch to your Scratch project and do what you can, and then go back to the video.

Here are the scripts I used.

This is the script for the main character (me):



Step Three – Add a Backdrop and Have It Change in Sync with What the Character Says

This is the script for the stage:



Step Four – Hand Your Project Into Classroom

Follow the directions in this video:



Here are some images you can use.