Suggested Lesson Plan for Your Scratch Workshop

Goal #4
Help students create, build, save, edit, and share a project.

This is the fourth page of the suggested lesson plan for your first Scratch Workshop. Links to the other pages in this suggested lesson plan are at the bottom of this one.

Find the title bar at the top of the screen on the left (every project starts with the name “Untitled”) and give your project a name. You can change this name as often as you want by typing the new name in this space.

Scratch projects begin as “Unshared” creations until you Share them. Projects that are not shared are visible only to you, which means that other Scratch users cannot watch them and offer comments or advice. The invitation to share your project appears on the front project page, which you access by clicking the “See project page” button in the upper right corner of your screen.

11 Name Project

The invitation to share your project appears across the top of your screen. Click “Share” to make your project visible to other participants in the Scratch program.

18 Share Project

At the front project page are fields for instructions to users (such as “click the green flag to start” and “use the left and right arrows to open and close the door”) and for credit and information about your Scratch project. If you have remixed someone else’s project, you comment on that in this space.

To return to editing a project, click the “See inside” button at the upper right. You will toggle between the “See project page” and “See inside” buttons frequently as you work on your project.

14 See Inside

To edit a project, drag Scratch coding blocks in and out of the gray workspace. To test your project, click the “See project page” button at the upper right of your screen.

13 Edit Projects

Click the arrow next to “File” to open the File menu.

From the File menu you can start a new project, save a project, save a copy or a project, download a project to your computer, upload a project from your computer (you can work offline on downloaded projects!), revert to former versions, and go to the “My Stuff” folder. You can also access the My Stuff folder from the icon at the upper right, by your messages and account information.

12 File Menu

Goal #1: Register students with the Scratch server at MIT.
Goal #2: Help students find and follow the Henry Cluster Scratch Studio.
Goal #3: Locate and watch the Scratch tutorial.

Goal #5: Log out, log in, and ensure students can find and open their projects and create new ones.

Goal #6: Learn how to read and respond to comments on students’ own projects, and view and comment on other projects.
Goal #7: Explore other projects, locate help resources, and browse the discussion boards on the Scratch server.