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CREATIVE COMPUTING Karen Brennan   Christan Balch   Michelle Chung Harvard Graduate School of Education
TABLE OF CONTENTS BACKGROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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BACKGROUND To help you dive into the world of creative computing as quickly as possible, we have assembled answers to eigh...
WHAT IS SCRATCH  There are many different tools that can be used for creative computing. In this guide, we use Scratch, wh...
WHO IS THIS GUIDE FOR  No matter your current context or prior experience, this guide was designed with a wide range of le...
Get comfortable with the key computational concept of sequence through a series of activities that provide varying levels ...
HOW SHOULD I USE THIS GUIDE  USE AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU LIKE  DESIGN NEW ACTIVITIES  REMIX INCLUDED ACTIVITIES  CHOOS...
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UNIT 0 GETTING STARTED  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  INTRODUCING SCRATCH SCRATCH ACCOUNT DESIGN JOU...
UNIT 0 OVERVIEW THE    BIG IDEA    When we shared a draft of this guide with teachers, a common initial reaction was,    U...
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Ready to get started  This unit is designed for those who are completely new to Scratch. From ex...
UNIT 0 ACTIVITY  INTRODUCING SCRATCH S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  5     15 M I N U T E S  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION ...
UNIT 0 ACTIVITY  SCRATCH ACCOUNT S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       create a ...
SCRATCH ACCOUNT NEW TO SCRATCH  GET STARTED BY CREATING YOUR SCRATCH ACCOUNT  You will need a Scratch account to create, s...
UNIT 0 ACTIVITY  DESIGN JOURNAL S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       start a pe...
UNIT UIT 0 ACTIVITY  SCRATCH SURPRISE S U G G E S T E D  By completing this activity, students will       engage in an exp...
SCRATCH SURPRISE CAN YOU MAKE THE SCRATCH CAT DO SOMETHING SURPRISING  In this activity, you will create a new project wit...
UNIT 0 ACTIVITY  SCRATCH STUDIO S U G G E S T E D  By completing this activity, students will       be able to add a proje...
SCRATCH STUDIO LEARN HOW TO ADD YOUR PROJECT TO AN ONLINE SCRATCH STUDIO  Studios are collections of Scratch projects. Fol...
UNIT 0 ACTIVITY  CRITIQUE GROUP S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       divide int...
CRITIQUE GROUP FEEDBACK FOR  ______________________________________________________________________  PROJECT FEEDBACK PROJ...
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UNIT 1 EXPLORING  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  PROGRAMMED TO DANCE STEP-BY-STEP 10 BLOCKS MY STUDIO...
UNIT 1 OVERVIEW THE    BIG IDEA    Many of the educators that we have worked with over the years wrestle with two question...
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE This unit includes a mix of structured and open-ended activities that engage students in explora...
UNIT 1 ACTIVITY  PROGRAMMED TO DANCE S U G G E S T E D  By completing this activity, students will       learn to express ...
UNIT 1 ACTIVITY  STEP-BY-STEP S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Help students...
STEP-BY-STEP NEW TO SCRATCH  CREATE YOUR FIRST SCRATCH PROJECT  In this activity, you will follow the Step-byStep Intro in...
UNIT 1 ACTIVITY  10 BLOCKS S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       create a projec...
10 BLOCKS WHAT CAN YOU CREATE WITH ONLY 10 SCRATCH BLOCKS  Create a project using only these 10 blocks. Use them once, twi...
UNIT 1 ACTIVITY  MY STUDIO S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, demo...
MY STUDIO WHAT CAN BE CREATED WITH SCRATCH  In this activity, you will investigate the range of creative possibility with ...
UNIT 1 ACTIVITY  DEBUG IT  S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, ...
DEBUG IT  HELP  CAN YOU DEBUG THESE FIVE SCRATCH PROGRAMS  In this activity, you will investigate what is going awry and f...
UNIT 1 ACTIVITY  ABOUT ME S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  45   60 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Introduce students to the ...
ABOUT ME HOW CAN YOU COMBINE INTERESTING IMAGES AND SOUNDS TO MAKE AN INTERACTIVE COLLAGE ABOUT YOURSELF  Experiment with ...
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UNIT 2 ANIMATIONS  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  PERFORMING SCRIPTS BUILD-A-BAND ORANGE SQUARE, PURP...
UNIT 2 OVERVIEW THE    BIG IDEA    Kids have shared more than six million projects in the Scratch online community     ani...
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Programming in Scratch is like directing theatre. In theatre, just as in Scratch, there are char...
UNIT 2 ACTIVITY  PERFORMING SCRIPTS S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Opti...
UNIT 2 ACTIVITY  BUILD-A-BAND S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, show examp...
BUILD-A-BAND HOW CAN YOU UTILIZE SCRATCH TO CREATE SOUNDS, INSTRUMENTS, BANDS, OR STYLES OF MUSIC THAT REPRESENT THE MUSIC...
UNIT 2 ACTIVITY  ORANGE SQUARE, PURPLE CIRCLE S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTIO...
ORANGE SQUARE, PURPLE CIRCLE WHAT PROJECT CAN YOU CREATE THAT INCLUDES AN ORANGE SQUARE AND A PURPLE CIRCLE  In this chall...
UNIT 2 ACTIVITY  IT   S ALIVE  S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, show exam...
IT   S ALIVE  HOW CAN YOU TAKE AN IMAGE OR A PHOTO AND MAKE IT COME ALIVE  In this activity, you will explore ways of brin...
UNIT 2 ACTIVITY  DEBUG IT  S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, ...
DEBUG IT  HELP  CAN YOU DEBUG THESE FIVE SCRATCH PROGRAMS  In this activity, you will investigate what is going awry and f...
UNIT 2 ACTIVITY  MUSIC VIDEO S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  45   60 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Introduce students to t...
MUSIC VIDEO HOW CAN YOU COMBINE ANIMATION WITH MUSIC TO CREATE YOUR OWN SCRATCH-INSPIRED MUSIC VIDEO  In this project, you...
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UNIT 3 STORIES  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  CHARACTERS CONVERSATIONS SCENES DEBUG IT  CREATURE CON...
UNIT 3 OVERVIEW THE THE   BIG    BIGIDEA    IDEA    In the introduction to his doctoral dissertation exploring remix cultu...
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE This unit focuses on helping students develop their storytelling and remixing abilities through ...
UNIT 3 ACTIVITY  CHARACTERS S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, show example...
CHARACTERS DO YOU WANT TO CREATE YOUR OWN SCRATCH BLOCKS  Experiment with the Make a Block feature in Scratch  In this pro...
UNIT 3 ACTIVITY  CONVERSATIONS S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, explore t...
CONVERSATIONS WHAT ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO COORDINATE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SPRITES  In this activity, you ll explore differe...
UNIT 3 ACTIVITY  SCENES S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, show...
SCENES WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STAGE AND SPRITES  In this activity, you will create a project that experiments ...
UNIT UNIT33 ACTIVITY  DEBUG IT  S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activ...
DEBUG IT       DEBUG IT  3.1 http   scratch.mit.edu projects 24269007 In this project, the Scratch Cat teaches Gobo to meo...
UNIT 3 ACTIVITY  CREATURE CONSTRUCTION S U G G E S T E D  By completing this activity, students will       be introduced t...
UNIT 3 ACTIVITY  PASS IT ON S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  45   60 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Divide the group into pa...
PASS IT ON WHAT CAN WE CREATE BY BUILDING ON OTHERS    WORK  In this project, you will start developing an animated story ...
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UNIT 4 GAMES  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  DREAM GAME LIST STARTER GAMES SCORE EXTENSIONS INTERACTI...
UNIT 4 OVERVIEW THE THE   BIG    BIGIDEA    IDEA    Personalization is an important guiding principle in the design of the...
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE In this unit, learners will become game designers and experience creating their own game project...
UNIT 4 ACTIVITY  DREAM GAME LIST S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       identify ...
UNIT 4 ACTIVITY  STARTER GAMES  S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  45   60 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     In this ...
MAZE HOW CAN YOU USE SCRATCH TO BUILD AN INTERACTIVE GAME  In this project, you will create a game. This game includes int...
PONG HOW CAN YOU USE SCRATCH TO BUILD AN INTERACTIVE GAME  In this project, you will create a game. This game includes int...
SCROLLING HOW CAN YOU USE SCRATCH TO BUILD AN INTERACTIVE GAME  In this project, you will create a game. This game include...
UNIT 4 ACTIVITY  SCORE S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Optionally, explo...
SCORE HOW CAN YOU KEEP SCORE IN A SCRATCH PROJECT  Fish Chomp is a game where players try to catch as many fish as they ca...
UNIT 4 ACTIVITY  EXTENSIONS S U G G E S T E D  By completing this activity, students will       become more familiar with ...
EXTENSIONS HOW CAN YOU EXTEND AND REIMAGINE GAMES IN SCRATCH  Get into game design by adding extended features within your...
UNIT 4 ACTIVITY  INTERACTIONS S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     On their own or in sma...
INTERACTIONS WHAT DIFFERENTIATES A SCRATCH PROJECT FROM A STILL IMAGE OR A VIDEO       PUZZLE 1  Whenever you press the B ...
UNIT 4 ACTIVITY  DEBUG IT  S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, ...
DEBUG IT  HELP  CAN YOU DEBUG THESE FIVE SCRATCH PROGRAMS  In this activity, you will investigate what is going awry and f...
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UNIT 5 DIVING DEEPER  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  KNOW WANT LEARN ROUND TWO ADVANCED CONCEPTS HARD...
UNIT 5 OVERVIEW THE THE   BIG    BIGIDEA    IDEA    After the release of the previous version of the guide, a common piece...
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Rather than focusing on a particular theme or genre like the three previous units, this unit is ...
UNIT 5 ACTIVITY  KNOW WANT LEARN S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     In this...
KNOW WANT LEARN  NAME  ____________________________________________________  What do you know about creative computing   s...
UNIT 5 ACTIVITY  ROUND TWO S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  By completing this activity, students will       have t...
UNIT 5 ACTIVITY  ADVANCED CONCEPTS S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Use t...
VIDEO SENSING HOW CAN YOU USE VIDEO SENSING IN YOUR SCRATCH PROJECTS  Did you know that you can make your Scratch projects...
CLONING HOW CAN YOU USE CLONING IN YOUR SCRATCH PROJECTS  Cloning is an easy way to create multiples of the same sprite. Y...
UNIT 5 ACTIVITY  HARDWARE   EXTENSIONS S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  By completing this activity, students will ...
UNIT 5 ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY DESIGN  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       design an activity or resou...
ACTIVITY DESIGN  NAME  _________________________________________________  How can you help others learn more about Scratch...
 TITLE   MY ACTIVITY   2 LEARNING GOALS  By completing this activity, learners will        OBJECTIVES       S U G G E S T ...
 TITLE   PROJECT PICTURE    PROJECT OVERVIEW    PROJECT DESCRIPTION   START HERE  PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS         ILLUSTRATED...
UNIT 5 ACTIVITY  MY DEBUG IT  S U G G E S T E D  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activit...
MY DEBUG IT  IT   S TIME TO DESIGN YOUR OWN DEBUG IT PROGRAM. WHAT WILL YOU CREATE  In this activity, you will create your...
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UNIT 6 HACKATHON  YOU ARE HERE 0  1  2  3  4  WHAT   S INCLUDED 5  6  PROJECT PITCH PROJECT PLANNING DESIGN SPRINT PROJECT...
UNIT 6 OVERVIEW THE    BIG IDEA    In this final unit, students will build on their creative computing experiences by enga...
WHAT IS A HACKATHON     Hack    has a negative connotation to some     but it has a long history of standing for playfulne...
POSSIBLE PATH The hackathon-inspired activities for this unit are designed to challenge students to build up a more comple...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  PROJECT PITCH  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       brainstorm project ideas base...
PROJECT PITCH  PROJECT PITCH BY  __________________________________________________  Use the prompts below to brainstorm i...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  PROJECT PLANNING S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Taking...
PROJECT PLANNING  PROJECT PLANS BY  _________________________________________________  Use the prompts below to start thin...
PROJECT SKETCHES  PROJECT SKETCHES BY  _______________________________________________  Use the space below to draw sketch...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  DESIGN SPRINT  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       use computational concepts an...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  PROJECT FEEDBACK S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  30   45 MINUTES  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION     Divide...
PROJECT FEEDBACK  FEEDBACK FOR  ___________________________________________________ PROJECT TITLE  _______________________...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  PROJECT CHECK-IN S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  15     3 0 M I N U T E S  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION  ...
PROJECT CHECK-IN  CHECK-IN BY  _____________________________________________________  Discuss your design progress with yo...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  UNFOCUS GROUP S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       interview, ...
UNFOCUS GROUP  PROJECT TITLE  ___________________________________________________ INTERVIEW BY  __________________________...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  SHOWCASE PREP S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  By completing this activity, students will       work on the...
PROJECT REFLECTIONS  PROJECT REFLECTIONS BY  ____________________________________________  Use the prompts below to reflec...
UNIT 6 ACTIVITY  SHOWCASE S U G G E S T E D  OBJECTIVES  T I M E  By completing this activity, students will       share t...
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GLOSSARY A guide to the key words, concepts, and practices in the curriculum guide  Visit the Scratch help pages at http  ...
gallery walk  A sharing activity in which students put their projects in presentation mode and then walk around and explor...
sound  An audio file that can be played in a Scratch project, available by importing from Scratch s built-in sound library...
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STANDARDS The activities in this guide make connections to several different K-12 curriculum standards, including the Comm...
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COMPUTATIONAL THINKING Over the past several years, we have been captivated by    computational thinking    as a way to de...
ASSESSING DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL PRACTICES The following instrument can be used to assess students    development of...
REUSING AND REMIXING  LOW  MEDIUM  HIGH  Describe if how you found inspiration by trying other projects and reading their ...
SUPPORTING COMPUTATIONAL PRACTICES IN THE CLASSROOM The following instrument can be used to help you reflect on how you ar...
REUSING AND REMIXING  making something by building on existing projects or ideas The activity provided opportunities for s...
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FOR FURTHER READING A selection of readings to further support your explorations of creative computing  Books      Papert,...
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LINKS Links to helpful creative computing resources   TYPE  DESCRIPTION  LINK  Website  Scratch  http   scratch.mit.edu  W...
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