Scratch Day 2011

December 11, 2011 (Sunday)

We will be meeting in front of The Computer School at 8am SHARP! It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn Heights and we want to be at the school before 9am when the keynote begins.

When: December 11, 2011
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Packer Collegiate Institute
170 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York

Scratch Meetings - Wednesday and Thursdays at lunch and after school during Robotics Club if needed. All students are welcome.

8:00 – 8:45 – registration and breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 – keynote
9:45 – 10:45 session 1
11:00 – 12:00 session 2 (Students Making Games)
12:00 – 1:00 lunch
1:00 – 2:00 session 3
2:15 – 3:15 session 4
3:30 – 4:00 closing

Students Making Games

Tracy Rudzitis
The Computer School
A group of students from the Computer School are going to lead a hands on discussion about how to make a game using Scratch. They will provide some handouts that audience participants can keep and will review some of the most important code blocks and combinations that are used in game making.
The students will also show some of the games they have created and talk a little about them.
60 minutes Hands-on workshop
Children 9-12, Children 13-18, Teachers

Our Session -Planning Ideas (please feel free to add any comments or ideas of your own)

Sam - created tutorials and uploaded them to Scratch website

Brave -scrolling backgrounds and gravity

Victoria - Code Academy tutorial

we need:
  • Collisions
  • Questions and Answers like a game show or Family Feud type game
  • Random
  • Running away from
  • attacking (shooting at)

Explaining some of the blocks that are useful for game making