The aim of the course is to develop among students an understanding of Scratch programming language. Students will learn the basic elements of coding (Logic loops, if statement, etc). Using Scratch greatly enhances problem solving, interpersonal and self-directional skills. The course also aims to increase awareness and encourage interest in software engineering.
Scratch is a multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents for a range of educational and entertainment constructivist purposes from math and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated presentations, to social sciences animated stories, and interactive art and music. Simple games may be made with it, as well.
Scratch allows users to use event driven programming with multiple active objects called “sprites”. Sprites can be drawn — as either vector or bitmap graphics; from scratch in a simple editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.
Alignment.ie provider teacher training for both the primary and post-primary sector. This training will enhance the teacher and students dayto-day learning experience with the classroom environment.
- Introduction to primary school coding through Scratch.
- YouTube for Education.
- Educational Website Usage.
- How to get the most from Tabs and iPads.