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Vector Scratch Blocks

In September 2014 Computing will be a new curriculum subject and I wanted to make some resources that could be used to support Scratch

After seeing these hands-on blocks I thought it would be great if anyone could make their own.  So I set about creating some vector versions of the standard Scratch blocks that could be scaled to any size required.  As I created them I also thought how useful it would be if Teachers could use them in other ways, for example, displays, PowerPoints and on Interactive Whiteboards.

With this in mine the Scratch Block Package currently contains 66 blocks in the following formats:

  • SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics.
  • EMF – Vectors for use in Microsoft Office products.
  • PNG – High resolution raster images with transparency.
  • SMART Gallery Package – Vectors for use with SMART Notebook.

 

I hope these are of use to the education community.  Blocks currently missing (sensing and operators) will be added in the near future.

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Member
Sweet!
Member

These are wonderful! I use them with my students to highlight blocks that may be useful in their projects. I'd like to get all of the categories to keep everything consistent. Is it possible to share the sensing and operators blocks? Thanks so much in advance :) 


 
Member
Thank YOU! A PLN friend pointed me to these! LOVe LOVe LOVe!
 
Member
These are amazing, I've been looking for something like this.  Screenshots pale in comparison!!

Thank You!

Patrick
Member
It is great, Thank you
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Here's a set of personal blocks that was posted on twitter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Rdc8LvrUmKamNKRjNDYmw0dGM/view

Member
Thank you for sharing!! It will be very usefull for our unplugged coding in primary school.
Member
So glad to have found these! I was goign to make my own and now I don't have to :)
Member
This is perfect! I'm planning a code camp this summer for students and these will be perfect to have for the walls!  Thanks for creating these.
Member
Hello,

This resource says that it is missing. Has it been removed? Can it be reposted?

Thanks,

Dai
Member
These are fantastic!  
I'm thinking.................bulletin board!
I'm thinking.................promotional display for after school program!
Fantastic!
Thank you!
LeeAnn
Member
 Really useful images Looking forward to seeing the sensing and operators blocks? Pretty please?
Member
Thanks for sharing these. They will be very useful when creating my own tutorials.
Member
 Thank you for sharing these.  It is just what I am looking for.
Member
 
What a fantastic resource...thank you!
Member
 These are great, thanks for sharing. They'll really help with our younger pupils.
Member
Thanks for this great effort, Paul!! Also for showing scripts in Scratch projects, vector graphic blocks are highly desirable. I'd need them in German, though, and others may need them in French, Spanisch,... That's why I was thinking whether there could be a solution directly in the Scratch editor.

Here's what I mean: Switching the editor to my language, and pressing the + button in the script area a number of times gives me big crisp-looking scripts in my language; so it appears that the editor internally has a vector graphic representation of the scripts. If only that representation could be exported in svg format, say...

Member
 Thank you very much for these. I am about to write a new module for Scratch and these will be very useful!
Member
These are so great! Thank you for creating and sharing them.
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