Workshop 2 - morning 9am-12pm
Presenter: Mike Leishman, Newman College, Perth, WA
Workshop: Scratch for Computer Science and Multimedia
Target Audience: teachers who want to introduce their students to using computers to produce multimedia, create games and/or intorduce them to computer programming as well as using computers for mathematics and composing and playing music.
This is a half day workshop of two equal length sessions. Scratch is a programming environment suitable for both primary and secondary students to learn to program and to create animations, games, music and multimedia.
“Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.” In the first half of the workshop, participants will be introduced to the Scratch environment along with the programming structures available.
They will examine the sample programs provided in the kidsprogrammingWiki and try some of the exercises available. In the second half, participants will learn how to make a multi-scene animation. Within Scratch, there is only one scene to work with. By the end of this session, participants will have a good understanding of how to get around this limitation by using message passing to hide and show sprites under user control.