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The Scratch Patch

This introduction to programming in Scratch uses a trivial example to demonstrate simple audio and animation. It is written for Scratch 1.4 but can be easily adapted for later versions. 

The Scratch patch - making a simple game

This practical guide to creating a simple game is aimed at those new to programming with Scratch 1.4 or above. It develops a basic Frogger game and introduces collision detection, a key element of many games.

The Scratch patch - make a Simon game

This game-writing activity using Scratch will bring back youthful memories for some! It provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to recreate the memory game Simon on-screen. It includes reusable game elements such as score keeping and audio generation.

The Scratch patch - physics of a cannon ball

Combining some fundamental physics with trigonometry and computer programming, this guide helps students to create a simulation of the projectile motion of a cannon ball. The concepts are all briefly explained, and the program introduces some clever mathematics as well as game elements, such as collision detection...

BBC micro:bit - Visual Acuity game written with MicroPython

This Python program, written using the MicroPython editor Mu, is a game for aspiring astronauts designed to test their visual acuity. It is for use with this BBC micro:bit resource.

It has been shown that, over time, astronauts...

Digital innovation

This list contains resources linked to the subject of digital innovation and developing digital products for which customers would pay.

Schoolcoders

This collection of resources supports computing and computer science in upper secondary schools. The resources offer in-depth learning opportunities covering programming with Python as well as other aspects of the curriculum.

Programs in a Box

These activity packs are designed to help young people engage with different areas of computing. They contain practical activities and detailed teacher guidance allowing novice teachers to lead interesting, multi-disciplinary projects. The guides are published by the US National Center for Women in IT, and are...

Powered by Crumble, Control freak resources are all about engagement, enjoyment and learning at the same time. Students use the Crumble software to write their own code and follow their own creative imagination to see where using the software and their skills will take them....

I'm an advanced scratch coder

 

I'm an Advanced Scratch Coder is perfect for those who have mastered the basics of Scratch, and want to try building some more tricky programs before progressing to real-world coding...

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