Welcome to the first day of Scratch Camp! In the morning it began with Omar teaching the students the basic elements of the Scratch program. This week the students will learn all the components of creating their own story board with their sprites, backgrounds, and custom motions!
Students began to gather ideas for their story lines and gained more knowledge by looking at other people's examples. Omar also looked to explain to the students the several ways Scratch can be used from several animations to games.
After the students had their lunch and outdoor break outside, they began to develop the basis of their end-of-week assignment. On the left is the basis for an eye spy themed game and on the right displays a world cup themed shoot-out game. The students then had to present their work thus far and as a class we brainstormed ideas for improvement of each presentation.
Further into the afternoon the students were assigned to a game animation challenge to create a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. They were allowed to decide on any theme or background to display the creative portion of the game while functioning at the same time. END OF DAY 1!