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Join the Scratch Community to Teach Digital Citizenship

Use Scratch to not only teach coding skills, but also the importance of digital citizenship. Scratch is an online platform that uses blocks of code to build scripts. Children can design animations, games, artwork, and more! By creating an account, they join the Scratch community. When a student has a Scratch account, they become a …

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Classroom Tips: How to Manage Scratch Flashcards

In my previous post, I described some classroom games to play with Scratch flashcards. Scratch flashcards are a resource available with the purchase of any TechnoKids Scratch project. Scratch flashcards are large, printed manipulative tools. They are large images of Scratch coding blocks. These instructional materials can be used as part of an offline coding …

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Free Offline Coding Activity using Scratch Blocks

TechnoKids provides teachers with resources they can use to teach an offline coding activity. All TechnoKids customers have access to free Scratch coding blocks. These are available from the TechnoHub Resource Center. There are two versions including colored and outline. To learn more about these valuable instructional materials read the blog post, Free Scratch Flashcards …

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Free Scratch Flashcards for Offline Coding Activity

Here’s an offline coding activity that is ideal for kids: build scripts with large paper Scratch blocks that look like the “real thing”. Scratch is an online platform that introduces children to programming. Students can use Scratch to design animations, stories, puzzles, and games. They do this by controlling the actions of characters called sprites. …

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