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What is ScratchEd?

ScratchEd is an online community where Scratch educators share stories, exchange resources, ask questionsfind people, and discover events.

 

How do I join?

To join, fill out the registration form, including your name and a brief biography. You will receive a confirmation email after your account has been approved.

 

Why do I have to wait to have my account approved?

People of all levels of experience with Scratch are welcome. We manually check each account to avoid fake or spam accounts.

 

Stories

 

What are stories?

Stories are a way for community members to share their experiences of working with Scratch. Stories are composed of text and related media, such as Scratch projects, images, other files (like PDFs), and links.

 

How do I find stories?

You can browse all stories and explore stories that have been featured by the site administrators.

 

How do I share a story?

Go to the story sharing form. Give your story a title, then provide a content teaser (a short summary and image). Fill in the body of the story with text and upload your media. Click Published to have the story appear immediately on the site, or leave unchecked to keep it as a draft.

 

Resources

 

What are resources?

A resource can be anything that helps someone learn Scratch: a lesson plan, a paper that describes what Scratch is, or a set of activity ideas. 

 

How do I explore resources?

You can browse all resources and explore resources that have been featured by the site administrators. You can search resources using the site taxonomy, by age, content type, or curricular area. You can also explore resources using community-generated keywords.

 

How do I share a resource?

Go to the resource sharing form. Give your resource a title and specify the original author. Next, provide a content teaser (a short description of the resource and an image). Fill in the body of the resource with a longer description. Describe the resource with keywords: content type, curricular area, target age, and a comma-separated list of custom keywords. Finally, upload your resource's associated media. Click Published to have the resource appear immediately on the site, or leave unchecked to keep it as a draft.

 

Discussions

 

What are discussions?

Discussions are a collection of forums to ask questions and discuss ideas.

 

How do I start a discussion?

To start a new topic, go to the topic creation form. Give your discussion topic a title, and choose the discussion area that it should be in (News and Announcements, Events, Teaching with Scratch, etc.). Next, add your discussion text. Click Published to have the resource appear immediately on the site, or leave unchecked to keep it as a draft.

 

Members

 

How do I update my profile?

To change any part of your profile, navigate to My Profile, then click on the Edit tab. From the Account subtab, you can edit your email address, password, location, contact settings, and notification settings. From the Profile subtab, you can update your name, photo, biography, affiliation, interest keywords, and Scratch username.