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Scratch Day 5: 2008-03-26


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Clear message

These notes touch on the lesson delivered from the lesson plan Creative Computer Exploration with Scratch: Day 5, delivered on March 26, 2008.

Self Assessment Results

Suggestions

We asked the students for suggestions, asking these questions:

The students responded as follows, edited lightly for grammar and to make complete sentences:

The students were less forthcoming with free-form comments than than in the first session.

Reflections

The last day of class went pretty well. The simplified lesson plans used in this second series were easier to teach, and the students seemed to have an easier time.

Future Improvements

We might introduce one multimedia element into the introductory class, either audio or still picture recording. If we do it, we should have enough recording devices for the whole class and have a plan to use the recordings in a specific way in the projects.