Suggested Lesson Plan for Your Scratch Workshop

Goal #7
Explore other projects, locate help resources, and browse the discussion boards on the Scratch server

This is the seventh and final 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.

Click on the Scratch logo in the upper left corner of your screen to return to the Scratch user home page.

29 Scratch Home Page

Scroll down the page to find the featured projects and studios. There are some really amazing projects covering all sorts of subjects! Click the blue arrows at the right of each features section to scroll through the categories. You can explore top Scratchers’ projects, recently added projects, fan favorites, popular remixes, and the 10-Block Challenge! Remind participants that they can look inside each project to see the code blocks, and leave comments, ask questions, or remix the ones they especially enjoy.

30 Explore

Many types of Scratch help are available by clicking the “Help” tab at the top of the screen. Scroll through the Help page for resource guides, sample projects, video tutorials, FAQ, a Scratch Wiki, and other resources.

31 Help

There is an active and vibrant community of Scratch users in the habit of asking for and offering help with Scratch projects. Click the link to the discussion forums to access the boards.

32 Discussion Board

The Scratch discussion boards have threads for new users to introduce themselves, for sharing project ideas, for solving problems, for making connections to the physical world, and many other topics. Clicking on one topic opens up dozens of threads for each subject. The boards are a great place to find assistance and inspiration.

Please be aware that although all Scratch users agree to abide by the community guidelines and maintain its respectful, friendly tone, Scratch users come in all ages. It is a community of adults and children posting in the same places. Adults may discuss adult things without necessarily violating the terms of use. We recommend not sending children to the discussion board unaccompanied.

34 Discussion Threads

If a subject has caught your interest and you feel you have something to say, read the thread and then reply! Scroll to the bottom of your screen to open the reply box. Say your piece, and then click “Submit” post your response to the discussion thread. If it’s a discussion you think you’ll want to keep up with, click “Follow Discussion” and you will receive updates when new replies are posted to the thread.

33 Reply to Discussion

The more you explore Scratch, the more fun you’ll have! Hopefully you have a better understanding of the Scratch server and its resources, and are as eager to get to work on your own project as we are to see it! Thank you for taking the time to read through and follow the steps of this suggested lesson plan for your first Scratch workshop; if you have any questions at all about the Henry Cluster Scratch Workshop ad Competition timeline, organization, requirements, or using the program, please email us at and we will answer right away!

Click here to return to the Henry Cluster Scratch Workshop and Competition web page.

To review any steps of the suggested lesson plan, click the links below.

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