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#8528259 Oct 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM · Edited 8 years ago
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Welcome to Scratch Digital Animation Camp!

My name is Joanna Marcotte. I have been in education for 13 years; during this time I have worn many hats in the profession. I have taught all grades K-12 in a variety of capacities. I began my career as an ELA teacher in grades 7 & 8. After two years I transitioned to middle school social studies teacher where I integrated a lot of technology into my classroom instruction and assessment. During the summers I have designed credit recovery courses for high school social studies. Most recently I have been a computer technology instructor for middle school and elementary school.

My experience with scratch has been to have students recreate an ancient myth, fable, or fairy tale using scratch digital animation. This fall I have students create a digital animation that aligns with our science curricula to explain various landforms.

I hope you enjoy the Scratch Digial Animation Camp.

I look forward to getting to know you all better during the course of camp.


Below please introduce yourself and explain what you hope to learn in this quest chain. If you have experience using Scratch, please explain to what extent.
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#8530452 Oct 03, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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I am a school library media coordinator at a school where students (grades 4-6) all have a MacBook to use throughout the school year. I'm interested in introducing new creation tools to our staff and students.

I have played with Scratch just a tiny amount, making my sprite move around a bit. I think this would be a really cool tool to use with my students , but I'm not sure exactly how it fits in with our curriculum. I'd like to become more familiar with how it works and get ideas for how it could be used in the classroom.
Kristina Thoennes
Media Coordinator (a.k.a. school librarian? library teacher?)
Mooresville Intermediate School (grades 4-6)
Mooresville, NC

Twitter, Minecraft, Flickr: KamTonnes
World of Warcraft (Sisters of Elune server): Kamoreo, Inevitable Betrayal
Etsy, Ravelry: StoneHen
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#8532958 Oct 04, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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My name is Joan Schlough (Ms Sloo to my students). I am an elementary art teacher. I started a Scratch/Animation Club at my school. In the club students as young as 6 have taught me how to use Scratch.

As an art teacher, one of the things I'd like to use Scratch as a tool for, is to create a Scratch where parts of their artwork are Sprites. These Sprites would then come together to form the background. which will be their original piece. During the animation, students would record themselves reading their artists' statements for the particular piece.
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#8539773 Oct 06, 2013 at 06:39 AM · Edited 8 years ago
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Hi! My name is Nancy Hoorn. I am an online math expert and mentor with W-A-Y program (mostly in Michigan right now). We are an alternative middle and high school program working with kids for whom brick and mortar schools don't work. (lots of reasons!)
As a math expert, part of my responsibility is to create activities for middle and high school students in math.
I have used Scratch only a little with students, but have played with it extensively. I have also explored some of the more advanced iterations, such as BYOB and Scribble ( from Monash University). I would like to build a math course that covers a lot of the basic middle and high school CCSS standards, using one of these Scratch iterations.

btw -- some WoW work (highest is worgen hunter lvl66) Minecraft, guildwars2 (new to this) and some other games.
Just finished master's in educational media design and technology from FullSail -- did some work with Scratch - and a LOT of storyboarding!
best way to contact me -- njhoorn@gmail.com
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#8548867 Oct 08, 2013 at 09:20 AM
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#8530452 KamTonnes wrote:


I have played with Scratch just a tiny amount,making my sprite move around a bit. I think this would be a really cool tool to use with my students , but I'm not sure exactly how it fits in with our curriculum. I'd like to become more familiar with how it works and get ideas for how it could be used in the classroom.



One of the cool things about scratch, from a mathematics CCSS point of view is that the stage is based on a traditional 4 quadrant grid, instead of the modified version used in many computer graphics apps.
Here is the 6th grade standard...

6.NS.C.8 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.
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#8556083 Oct 09, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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Hi everyone! My name is Kathleen Zeigler and I am also an elementary art teacher. I teach grades K-5 in a bilingual, title1 school in McKinney, Texas. We have done a little animation (stop-motion) in my classes on the iPad but I would like to do something a little more elaborate and had heard about Scratch from several of my students.
I have downloaded it and started playing with it but haven't gotten too far. I would like to start an animation club next semester and work it into my classes next fall. I am looking forward to sharing lots of ideas that everyone has for using Scratch with our students.


Twitter: kathleenzeigler
Google+: Kathleen Zeigler
World of Warcraft (Sisters of Elune server): Eluza and Clairessa (and a few other less played), Cognitive Dissonance
Kathleen Zeigler
Elementary Art Specialist
McKinney, Texas

Twitter: kathleenzeigler
Google+: Kathleen Zeigler
World of Warcraft (Sisters of Elune server): Eluza and Clairessa (and a few other less played), Cognitive Dissonance



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#8558038 Oct 10, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Guild Officers
74 Posts
It is wonderful reading about all of you! I welcome you to the scratch experience.
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#8564458 Oct 11, 2013 at 05:31 PM
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Hi I'm Yvonne and I'm an administrator in a K-7 primary school in Perth, Western Australia. I have dabbled in stop motion animation and used some easy forms of gif creation with students of varied ages. I am interested to see how Scratch can be used in this context. Apologies for missing the first meet up but I hope to be at the next one!
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#8580854 Oct 15, 2013 at 04:32 PM
69 Posts
Hello All!

My Name is Mark Tennyson. I teach Computers and Drama to Middle School Students. I am familiar with Scratch, but it has been a while. So, I thought this would be a good refresher before I do a collaborative project with Our English teacher.
"So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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