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Scratch Stories: A parent’s guide to computing at home

Author: e.ashman

Following on from last week’s workshop, Just Dance with the Algorithm, this week’s workshop in our computing at home teaching series is Scratch Stories, a workshop that will build on your childs understanding of storytelling and then introduce them to how they can develop this as a digital story.

This workshop is perfect for ages 5 -11 years.

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Part 1 of the workshop will investigate what makes a good story and how this can be converted into a digital story.

  • To begin, we will think about what makes a good story
  • We will then listen to a short story and use it to identify key features of a story such as the characters, plot and setting
  • Finally, we will plan our own digital story

Part 2 of the workshop will teach your child how to create their digital story using Scratch.

  • To begin, we will learn how to import assets (these are all the things you will be using in your game i.e. images, sound etc.)
  • Next, we will learn how to create an animation using a sequence of images
  • Finally, we will learn how to add interactivity to our story so the reader can choose their own ending

I hope your little learners enjoy Scratch Stories please do get in touch with me at estelle@ukie.org.uk if you have any comments or feedback on the workshop and don't forget to check out all our past workshops, here.

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