YOU MADE AN AMAZING GAME! SO NOW WHAT?
AMP UP THE AWESOME!
You're never "done" coding in Scratch. If your class has finished coding Cat & Mouse, it's time to ramp up student learning with new projects that draw on and extend the concepts they've just learned. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
ADD NEW FEATURES
Cat & Mouse is a simple game framework that can be extended in as many ways as your students can imagine. Instead of moving on to the next project, ask your students to revisit their original game and "remix" it to add new game features, graphics, backgrounds and sound effects. The sky's the limit, but in the past our most popular add-on requests from students have included requests like:
How do I add a "Lives" system so the game is more challenging?
How do I add a dog character that chases my cat while it chases mice?
How do I make my cat or mice say something when an event happens?
We're in the process of compiling a series of brief videos describing how to expand Cat & Mouse in new directions, but in the meantime we're very excited to announce a new series of LIVE TECH SUPPORT SESSIONS that will teach students to to expand their existing game and create new ones. "It will be a little like a radio call-in show," says Chromeworks founder Andrew Tomec. "Students who are studying from home will be able to tune in to our broadcast and learn all kinds of new Scratch tricks. If they have a specific question, they can log into a Zoom meeting, where Chromeworks co-op students and students from the Chromeworks educational community will be on hand to help them. Students with unique questions will be invited to be guests on Mr. T's live stream, and get their question answered in real time while students all over the world watch.
WATCH A TUTORIAL
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1:00pm
Join Mr. T for a freewheeling online session where we'll be answering your Scratch questions and learning new beginner coding techniques that build on what you learned while making Cat & Mouse. Watch the session like a TV show, or log in via Zoom to get on the air and have your own question answered.