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== Day 3 Lesson Plan: Present, Revise, Rework == == Day 3 Notes: Intermediate Scratch ==
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This lesson plan is for the third day of the Intermediate-level course, ["Creative Computer Exploration with Scratch"]. These notes touch on the lesson delivered from the lesson plan ["Intermediate Scratch: Creative Computer Exploration: Day 3"], delivered on May 21, 2008.
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For this lesson, we need to bring one or more audio recorders, cameras, and the Scratch board. Alex Petrov again volunteered in the classroom.
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=== Objectives === Most of the students had a chance to present their work, though one student was not ready and wanted to postpone that until the 4th session.
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 * The students will continue work in their teams
 * The students will use the pictures they took in Scratch projects
 * The students will experiment with the Scratch board
 * The students will save their work with an eye to present at the beginning of the next class
I decided to take turns with each group working on projects, to get them to revise their projects. Every group managed to get something written down related to their project this time, working with one or two students seemed to improve follow through immensely. One group decided to split up and work on separate projects. Providing some scaffolding for the design helped. I used this format to help two of the groups get going:
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=== Review of Day 2 ===  * Title
 * Sprites / Objects
 * Scripts / Actions
 * Who does what?
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On the third day, we will briefly talk about what we did on day 2, and discuss if their projects went according to plan. With the youngest students, I asked them to write or draw what they wanted to do, a more free-form approach. With the oldest student, who is working independently, I asked these questions:
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=== Presentation ===  * What would you like to accomplish with this project?
 * What challenges have you had in getting things to work?
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Students will have the opportunity to present their projects. All students provided some valuable feedback in this revision process.
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=== Lab Time / Revision === One student took some more pictures and used them in a project. The students otherwise have not used the pictures gathered last week.
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 * Let the students play with the scratch board
 * Take each group aside, show them their original designs, and encourage them to elaborate on them, or if the design was unworkable, to start a new one on paper.
 * Use whatever image editing software is present to process the pictures
Though there was some interest in working with the Scratch board, people haven't really figured out what they could do with it yet.
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20 minutes before the end of the class, help kids save their work. All the stations are now equipped with Scratch 1.2.1 and the Scratch Board serial-USB drivers.

Day 3 Notes: Intermediate Scratch

These notes touch on the lesson delivered from the lesson plan Intermediate Scratch: Creative Computer Exploration: Day 3, delivered on May 21, 2008.

Alex Petrov again volunteered in the classroom.

Most of the students had a chance to present their work, though one student was not ready and wanted to postpone that until the 4th session.

I decided to take turns with each group working on projects, to get them to revise their projects. Every group managed to get something written down related to their project this time, working with one or two students seemed to improve follow through immensely. One group decided to split up and work on separate projects. Providing some scaffolding for the design helped. I used this format to help two of the groups get going:

With the youngest students, I asked them to write or draw what they wanted to do, a more free-form approach. With the oldest student, who is working independently, I asked these questions:

All students provided some valuable feedback in this revision process.

One student took some more pictures and used them in a project. The students otherwise have not used the pictures gathered last week.

Though there was some interest in working with the Scratch board, people haven't really figured out what they could do with it yet.

All the stations are now equipped with Scratch 1.2.1 and the Scratch Board serial-USB drivers.