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Self Paced Student Exercises

Looking for activities that teach sequence and repetition? Student exercise handout and mini videos included.

This is the first in a series of hands-on-exercises for students to follow.  A step-by-step approach is used that is good for younger students (grade 5-9) or potentially English as a Foreign language students.  Here you will find three files.  The PDF student worksheet contains two exercises.  The first exercise is called Dancing Cat, a kind of “hello world” example, as seen elsewhere.  The second exercise is called Dragon and Cat, a more elaborate example with two sprites.  It demonstrates a counted loop, costume changes, use of text and multi-threading (playing two blocks of code together).  The other two files are optional video files of the projects.  I’d be happy to receive any feedback you’d care to share.




Deirdre Dacus

 Thanks!  This is exactly what I was looking for.

Karen Brennan

Thanks so much for sharing these resources!

I like how you've scoped the activities and I really like how there are different ways (text and video) of accessing the information.

One suggestion/thought. In addition to the information about how to complete the activity, I'd love to see reflection questions or maybe something else to try or experiment with. LIke, "now that you've done this, here are some things you could play with...".

Thanks again,

Daniel Reid

Hi "Ai Boon Tan":  Thanks for the feedback.  My audience this year is a grade 10 class of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students, who are taking the BC Canada IT10 curriculum.  I’ll build each section as we go along on our two week journey and post the handouts and documents I create. 

Ai Boon Tan

Hi.  I like the way you wrote the chapter.  Is the reader going to be a complete newbie to Scratch? 

I think the last page is challenging for a new Scratch user. Would like to suggest that you include

more visual aids of the stage area for the last page so that the person can visualize your instructions.

The format you used in page 3 is better - where your diagram is placed next to the explanation or steps.

Try using the same format for page 4 and the student will have a better idea in his mind. Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Ai Boon