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My First Scratch Project: January 2012 ScratchEd Webinar

In this webinar, Karen Brennan introduces Scratch and helps participants build their first Scratch project.

In the first webinar of 2012, Karen Brennan gave an overview and introduction to Scratch. She started by answering three key questions:

  • What is Scratch?
  • What is Scratch good for?
  • What is good Scratch?

Next, the group built a beach-themed Scratch project together. With suggestions from other webinar participants, Karen demonstrated different features in Scratch including:

  • Deleting a sprite
  • Adding a surprise sprite
  • Adding a sprite from the Scratch library
  • Drawing a sprite in the paint editor
  • Adding a background
  • Say block
  • Connecting blocks
  • Making the project interactive
  • Adding a sound
  • Making something happen at the same time
  • Deleting blocks
  • Wait block
  • Initializing a sprite
  • Broadcast/When I receive function

You can view the Scratch project created during the webinar and presentation slides below. If you decide to continue, remix, or create your own first Scratch project, we'd love to see them! Please add them to the My First Scratch Project gallery.

Any feedback you have to share about the webinar will help us to plan future events. If you have any questions or comments, please fill out the webinar survey, post a comment below, or contact us.

The next ScratchEd webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 29 at 7pm EDT. You can find out about future webinars and other upcoming ScratchEd events on the ScratchEd events page.