Programming 3D Shapes in Scratch with Grade 7s

A teacher asked me for a way to integrate some technology into sketching and creating 3D shapes. I know there are a ton of apps out there that would likely work BUT I’ve been on a “Scratch-Kick” lately and thought I’d see what sort of assignment I could come up with.
Take a look and let me know what you think. The .DOC is at the end of the post of you want to download the assignment. There’s a rubric included that incorporates Grade 7 math and art curriculum expectations.

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Scratch (Web Version) – Hello World!

Scratch is a graphics-based programming language designed by MIT. I’ve used it many times with grade 9 and 10 students with great success. I’ve never planned an entire programming course on Scratch BUT I think a unit of study on Scratch is great exposure to programming fundamentals for students. It helps ease them into the start reality of lines of code, syntax problems and run-time errors. Continue reading “Scratch (Web Version) – Hello World!”