Storyteller (Tier 2)

I think I do quite well when I write stories. Usually, my stories involve some sort of drama where the main character is unaware of something or someone. This adds elements of suspense but in some cases, it could add humor. I could probably improve in my ability to make a story more unexpected. At the very least, I would be able to trick my viewers so they don’t always know what’s going to happen next.

Catching Fire

  1. Show/Hide are very useful for a variety of reasons. It might even be possible that 90% of scratch projects use it. You can show and hide sprites to develop story, create humor, and to minimize things on the screen.
  2. The say and think blocks are very useful for telling a story. In fact, it is one of few blocks that can develop a full story.
  3. The visual effects like color effects and size can be very important when first starting out a project. If you want to adjust the size of a sprite, you have to use the size blocks. The color effects can be used for certain games or stories.

Rainbow of Options

  1. Depending on the block type and the block used, you can change 1-2 things about a sprite.
  2. Yes you can reset the sprite back to it’s original color by clearing color effects.
  3. There is one main method of changing a sprite’s color: Going to the costume design and using the bucket to change parts of the sprite.

Playing Games Revised

In more advanced subjects like mathematics or science, making a concept seem simpler at first can be helpful to build a foundation for the students being taught. Then later on, the more complicated version can be introduced and the students who already know a little bit about it will be able to work with this new complex version.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/184258828/#editor

 

Funny Story Mastery

Diagrams and flowcharts can be really helpful with scratch. It allows you to map out all the different possibilities when there is viewer input. It also allows you to fix a problem if certain answers don’t follow what they’re supposed to. For example, Yes should follow result A but it did not. So you can check the flowchart to see what’s happening.

https://drive.google.com/a/cacegypt.org/file/d/0B29_XGQffETBam9xdERCX3JNSnM/view?usp=sharing

Chatting Mastery

Diagrams and flowcharts can be really helpful with scratch. It allows you to map out all the different possibilities when there is viewer input. It also allows you to fix a problem if certain answers don’t follow what they’re supposed to. For example, Yes should follow result A but it did not. So you can check the flowchart to see what’s happening.

https://drive.google.com/a/cacegypt.org/file/d/0B29_XGQffETBam9xdERCX3JNSnM/view?usp=sharing

A Play’s the thing Mastery

I’d say that language subjects could use flowcharts to teach students. In most if not all languages, some words have multiple meanings. So a flowchart could map all the different responses to certain questions and explain when to use each one. A subject which would not benefit from a flowchart would be math. In math there is usually one answer for each question. Introducing multiple ways to solve a question could confuse students as some equations can be very similar to others.

https://drive.google.com/a/cacegypt.org/file/d/0B29_XGQffETBam9xdERCX3JNSnM/view?usp=sharing