Day 1 Lesson Plan: What Next?
This lesson plan is for the first day of the Intermediate-level course, Creative Computer Exploration with Scratch.
For this lesson, we need to bring one or more audio recorders or headsets, and the Scratch board.
The students will discuss what they would like to do
The students will form teams to work on projects together
The students will explore recording sounds to use in Scratch projects
The students will learn what the Scratch board can do and how it works
The students will start either a name project or another project with a distinct purpose and save it
Organizing Design Teams
On the first day, we will discuss what sorts of programs we would like to work on in class. Students will be encouraged to share stories about what they have done with Scratch since the first class. We may look at some of the demos in the new version of Scratch (1.2.1) together to help get some ideas.
The next lesson will include camera work, let the students know that they will be taking pictures in the courtyard. They can bring their own digital cameras if they want on the next day, or bring digital pictures from home.
Show the class the scratch board, explain all its functions
Try to hook up the scratch board to a lab computer
Show the headsets to the students, see if they can get headsets to record on the lab computers
For the rest of the lesson, help students get projects started, help with the Scratch Board, and help them record audio as needed.
20 minutes before the end of the class, help kids save their work.