A CLASSROOM-FRIENDLY INTRODUCTION TO CODING

 

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GETTING STARTED

 

We've designed this learning experience from the ground up to be useful for educators and parents with limited technical knowledge and no prior coding experience. Setup for the lesson requires minimal effort, and for those who are reluctant to walk their group through the setup process, we've included an express setup option that will allow you and your learners to follow along with the video lesson and save your work without creating unique user accounts.

STEP 1: ACCOUNT SETUP
 

In order to save your game files, you and each of your learners will need access to a registered Scratch account. There are four ways to accomplish this, with varying degrees of preparation required:

OPTION 1: Set up an educator account

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OPTION 2: Students set up accounts

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OPTION 3: Offline setup

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OPTION 4: Express setup

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STEP 2: CREATE A CAT & MOUSE STUDIO

 
 

The easiest way to monitor your class's work is by having your students save their work into a Scratch studio, a shared folder where collections of projects can be stored and shared. We recommend you start this project by having all your students create a new Scratch project and sharing it to a Cat & Mouse Studio that you have created. 

Here are the steps for creating a studio for your class

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Prior to starting the lesson, ask your students to log into Scratch and ask them to prepare a blank coding project so they can start work.​

 

 

STEP 3: PREP YOUR STUDENTS
 

 
 

Steps to prepare project

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STEP 4: WATCH THE LESSON

You can view our 10-part tutorial series by navigating to our VIDEOS page, or by viewing our Cat & Mouse playlist on YouTube.

Tips for airing the videos

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If students get stuck

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