Please note there’s an almost identical version of this teaching activity for Scratch Junior instead of Scratch for those schools who have the app on iPads or Chromebooks. In my opinion Scratch Junior is slightly easier than this version.
In this activity pupils create an algorithm to explain how their animation works before programming using Scratch 3.0 to make the animation. This activity is based on identifying parts of a flowering plant but could easily be adapted to other topics.
Scratch Junior Version
In this activity pupils create an algorithm to explain how their animation works before programming Scratch Junior to make the animation. This activity is based identifying parts of a flowering plant but could easily be adapted to other topics.
This activity uses the free Hopscotch app on iPads. Please note there is an almost identcal lesson to this that uses the free Tickle app. It is possible for children to do both lessons and they can compare how inputs and outputs are used in diﬀerent programs.
In this lesson children get the opportunity to create their own programs in the Hopscotch app
using the input and output devices that are part of the iPad. They learn about diﬀerent commands
and which input and output devices they control. Children spend tme experimentng with diﬀerent combinatons
of inputs and outputs before turning algorithms into programs featuring inputs and outputs.
The descripton for this objectve states that children should learn how to cut, copy and paste in order to refne and
reorder content within applicatons. In this actvity children learn to copy and paste then how to cut and paste.
They have to use cut and paste to sequence some text and use copy and paste to add text to a document to create
a newspaper report. This actvity has an Ancient Egyptan theme but it can be adapted.
Duration: Two hours.
In this activity children learn about 2D plans and how they are used in a variety of jobs. They then
use an online room planning tool to experiment with 2D room design. In a second session they use software to create a 2D plan of an historical place or a setting in a text.
This app is best used by teachers rather than pupils. It lets you record audio and uploads it to audioboo.fm where it can be embedded in blogs. Great for capturing short recordings of pupils explaining, reading out work or performances. Use the iPhone version on an iPad as the iPad version only lets you listen to uploaded content.
Autodesk SketchBook Express for iPad is a fun and intuitive drawing application. Get a taste of the SketchBook Pro experience with SketchBook Express.
Use professional-grade tools and brushes to create doodles, quick sketches or artwork on-the-go.
This is the only app to consider for creating digital books. Don't put the free one on your iPads as you can only make one book and yopu need to delete everything to start over again. If there is one app that is worth paying then this it it.
Now also available to use via Google Chrome. See our tutorial here.One of the essential iPad apps. Please see our video tutorials here. Book Creator allows students to add text, images and videos from the camera roll, direct video recordings and photos from the camera, voice recordings, music from Garageband, drawings, speech bubbles, thought bubbles and shapes to a page. You can also opt for comic book laouts to create comics. As you can insert anything from the camera roll, Book Creator becomes a great place to showcase animations, films, paintings explanaotory videos and more. Books save as PDFs, videos or ePubs with plans in the pipeline to publish directly to the web. Available for iPad, Android and Windows 10.
Create simple and complex paintings with this free app as used by David Hockney. Brushes records all the strokes you made whilst painting and allows you to play them back as a movie. Paintings can be saved to the photo gallery and exported to computers or other iPads using Google Drive
Essentially, 'Cato’s Hike' is a universal game for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to teach kids and young children basic programming skills. The younger ones will obviously enjoy solving levels using simpler coding techniques but the hope is the older ones will pick up more advanced concepts like loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts like a basic stack or memory!
Simple android stop motion animation app. This is free but there is also a paid for version for £1.59 here
Set in the animated world of Foosville, where the character of the Glitch is wreaking havoc, the app offers scenes where players need to help the inhabitants to do something. In one puzzle, kids create a program so the policewoman can reach her favorite doughnut. In another, they must help a construction worker fill a chasm with rubber tires so that he can hop over them to reach his trusted hammer. Kids will play through numerous programming puzzles, set in different locations -- including the town, outer space, and a diner.
This coding app is free for schools and for consumers there is a free Hour of Code experience
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