We started learning Scratch in October 2014. We use offline Scratch 1.4 and online Scratch depending on the internet! We also have Scratch Junior on the Ipads for the younger pupils.
In November 2015 we started google CS – First with our buddies, the juniors have passports and their older buddy helps them complete tasks and challenges along the way. Its like mentoring in Coder Dojo!
In February 2016 we completed projects to enter in the ICS Scratch competition for 2016!!
Here are some of our enteries:
Cian Rang 2: Cians Star Wars Mission
Tiernan Junior Infants: Tiernans Animal Quiz
The Farm Project by Cameron, Padraic and Mikey The Farm Project
The 1916 Rising Project by Nora, Tiernan and Eva 1916 Rising Project
Aoibheann Rang 4 Way too Wonderland
Anna Rang 5: Save the Princess
Aoibheanns project made it to the national finals and she won Best Educational Content on the day – well done Aoibheann!
In April 2015 we found out one of our entries in the ICS Scratch Competition has made the National Finals. Cians Frozen Tables Game was shortlisted in the Junior Infants to 1st class section of the competition. Click on the link below to see it and the other shortlisted enteries.
And here is a link to Cians Entry: Frozen Tables Game:
May 2015 – Cian is the National Scratch Champion!!!
Cian was announced as the winner of the Junior Infants to 1st class category of the Scratch National Finals! Well done Cian. He is now moving on the the Coolest Projects showcase in the RDS Dublin in June. ALso in this event are Aoibheann and Padraics Farm Safety Website and Shakira and Noras Craft and Fashion blogs!
Have a look at some of the work we are doing in Scratch
Nora’s Frozen Maths Game:
Aoibheanns Frozen Maths Game – Help Sven!!!
Shakiras Frozen Maths