Scratch Lunch Bunch meets in the Common Space outside the LMC every Tuesday and Friday during lunch and recess time.
The students will be using a program called “Scratch” to learn how to animate short movies and maybe even make games!
Students will bring a charged classroom netbook, a packed cold lunch and a willingness to create.
How can students prepare? View samples in the Project Gallery on a variety of subjects-created by other kids: http://scratch.mit.edu/tags/view/education
Can students work on Scratch at home? Yes, but it can be tricky. Scratch is available if parents want to download the software for free and install it on a home machine. Students could use a pen drive to transport the file to and from school. A student could also experiment with features without saving on the beta site: http://beta.scratch.mit.edu/
How to get involved? Communicate your interest in participating in this opportunity by talking to your teacher & turning in a signed permission slip with a description telling what you hope to learn, what experience you may already have and how you may benefit from this opportunity.
Why learn Scratch; Scratch Tutorials; Science Scratch Gallery
Tynker is a new tool that is a replica of Scratch.
Since Tynker is linked to our Google Apps Accounts and is online, students can access and start Tynkering from home.
For anyone interested to guide themselves through Tynker, see the directions below.
*Directions for access here*