Scratch is a great classroom tool to teach students and young coders how to code using visual programming. You can make all sorts of digital projects with your students, such as building your own computer games, interactive digital artwork, animation movies, and digital solutions to community problems. It’s a super fun way to teach students about computational, systems and design thinking. To make this all easy to use in the classroom, you can create a Scratch teacher account. A teacher account allows you to manage your account as a teacher as well as a number of student accounts that you can keep in your control.

Well, with a teacher account you can:

    • Create a class and have multiple classes in Scratch. This is a means to manage student accounts and Scratch projects with a group of students.
    • Create student accounts in which you can reset the passwords if they are forgotten.
    • Manage studios in which your students can collaborate and share their projects.
  • You can censor projects and comments which may not be appropriate for your classroom.

Here is a YouTube video that explains it all: https://youtu.be/7Hl9GxA1zwQ

 

 

 

Scratch Teacher Account Feature: 
 
CSV Upload: Up to 50 students can be added via CSV file upload. The file needs to be in the format username1, password1

Teachers can request a Scratch teacher account here: https://scratch.mit.edu/educators

 

This is a much easier to way to work with Scratch in a classroom, rather than getting all of your students to create their own Scratch accounts. In my experience, it is not uncommon for students (and teachers) to forget their Scratch username and password. Even when we write these details in a school book, I’ve seen students who miswrote their login details only to have to create a new Scratch login. It is incredibly handy to be able to reset student passwords.

Using Scratch in the classroom is made much easier with the use of a Scratch teacher account. You can manage your own Scratch projects, student accounts including password management, censoring projects and communications, online classroom studios and much more. Make it easy to teach digital skills in your classroom with a Scratch teacher account.

Note that Scratch updated from Scratch 2.0 to Scratch 3.0 on 2 January 2019. Scratch 3.0 is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer. The options are for schools:
– use Microsoft Edge
– Download Scratch 2.0 onto all computers.
– Install Chrome on all computers

iPads work fine as long as there is wifi. However work on desktops and laptops will require the above options.

Have a look at what we can offer for teacher PD workshops and school incursions.

 

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