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Middle and high school students build computer science skills as they code an activity studio using Scratch. They construct scripts to make animated scenes, interactive stories, games, mazes, and more. Coding journal entries develop reflective thinking.

How to Build Game Player Controls in Scratch

If you are teaching a game development or coding unit, you may want to know how to build player controls in Scratch. The good news it is easy to have the player move around the stage using arrow keys. Discover the blocks you will need, sample scripts, and time saving tips. Why Build a Game …

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Teaching If Then Statements, Make Real World Connections

Make real world connections when teaching if then statements to beginners. If then statements are conditionals. A conditional is an action that occurs if something specific happens. If then statements are used in programming to trigger a set of instructions. If then statements can be a difficult concept for young children to understand. To help …

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How to Create a Timer in Scratch, Game Design

Want to know how to create a timer in Scratch to set a time limit for a game? Follow the instructions to create a counter that tracks each second that passes. When a specific time is reached, the timer stops counting and the game ends. About the Scripts and Your Game The directions listed below …

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How to Keep Score in Scratch, Game Design

Do you need to keep score in Scratch? If yes, keep reading! The instructions explain how to track the points earned by a player each time it touches a target. About the Game The directions listed below explain how to add scoring to an existing Scratch project. The game should have with a player and …

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