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Scratch Lesson: How to Create the Animated Typewriter Effect

An animated slideshow & printable cards demonstrating how to create the animated typewriter effect in Scratch.

One of my favorite things about Scratch is that it gives kids the ability to come up with an idea and then create it on the screen. But simultaneously helping 20 (or more!) kids, each with a different game idea to add a particular feature to their game, is a difficult task to say the least. This is how I came up with the idea of creating a series of printable cards each highlighting how to build a particular feature in Scratch. I wanted to share this approach with you all as it's been helpful to me. This post demonstrates creating the typewriter effect in Scratch. It includes the animated slideshow I use to teach this lesson, as well as the printable cards. Feel free to use both in your own classroom!