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However, if you can access the Scratch website but you are unable to run any of the projects, you may need to download andinstall the Adobe Flash Player .

Screen size requirements

Quite a lot of space is needed for all of the items in the project development screen . You probably need to have your browser set to full screen on a 1024 x 768 monitor in order to see everything without the requirement to deal withhorizontal and vertical scroll bars on the edges of the browser window.

For a 1024 x 768 monitor, you also need to click the little triangle immediately below and to the right of the stage to reduce the size of the stageand free up more space for other items.

Create a new project

Click the Create link at the top of the main Scratch web page to begin creating a new project. When you do, the Step-by-Step Intro pane shown in Image 1 will probably appear on the right side of your browser window.

(If the Step-by-Step Intro pane doesn't appear automatically, click the question mark on the far right side ofthe browser window to cause it or the Tips pane shown in Image 2 to appear. If the Tips pane appears, select the Step-by-Step Intro link beneath the Getting Started label to get back to the pane shown in Image 1 .)

Image 1. step-by-step intro.

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Image 1. Step-by-Step Intro.

Follow the steps

Follow the steps provided on the Step-by-Step Intro pane to create your first Scratch 2.0 project.

Examine the Tips

When you have completed your first project, click the Tips link at the top left of Image 1 to expose the Tips pane shown in Image 2 . The links on the Tips pane will take you to a wealth of information regarding the use of Scratch 2.0.

When you are finished with the Tips pane, click the X-button in the upper-right corner of Image 2 to dismiss it. You can get it back by clicking the question mark that will appear on the right edge of the browserwindow.

Image 2. the tips pane.

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Image 2. The Tips pane.

View the tutorials

There are many tutorials scattered throughout the web explaining various aspects of programming with Scratch v1.4. Those tutorials are still usefulbecause most of what you do to create Scratch projects hasn't changed with the release of Scratch 2.0.

Once you are comfortable with the material that you can reach from the links shown in Image 1 and Image 2 , I recommend that you viewevery Scratch tutorial that you can find beginning with the tutorials at (External Link) .

I have listed several tutorials in Resources . Some are pretty good and some are not so good, but regardless, it would probably be useful for you towork through them all if you have the time available.

I also recommend that you run and pay particular attention to the Scratch explanatory video from MIT.

Will concentrate on the fundamentals

I doubt that you will find many (or any) Scratch tutorials that cover the fundamental programming concepts that I plan to cover in these modules. Most of the available Scratch tutorials tend to ignore the fundamentals and jump immediatelyinto the higher-level features of Scratch such as playing music or viewing an image through a fisheye lens. That's not all bad. It is thosefeatures that are most likely to keep today's students engaged long enough for them to learnthe fundamentals and go on to bigger and better things.

Questions & Answers

what is the coefficient of -4×
Mehri Reply
-1
Shedrak
the operation * is x * y =x + y/ 1+(x × y) show if the operation is commutative if x × y is not equal to -1
Alfred Reply
An investment account was opened with an initial deposit of $9,600 and earns 7.4% interest, compounded continuously. How much will the account be worth after 15 years?
Kala Reply
lim x to infinity e^1-e^-1/log(1+x)
given eccentricity and a point find the equiation
Moses Reply
12, 17, 22.... 25th term
Alexandra Reply
12, 17, 22.... 25th term
Akash
College algebra is really hard?
Shirleen Reply
Absolutely, for me. My problems with math started in First grade...involving a nun Sister Anastasia, bad vision, talking & getting expelled from Catholic school. When it comes to math I just can't focus and all I can hear is our family silverware banging and clanging on the pink Formica table.
Carole
I'm 13 and I understand it great
AJ
I am 1 year old but I can do it! 1+1=2 proof very hard for me though.
Atone
hi
Adu
Not really they are just easy concepts which can be understood if you have great basics. I am 14 I understood them easily.
Vedant
find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
I know this work
salma
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
Abhi
If f(x) = x-2 then, f(3) when 5f(x+1) 5((3-2)+1) 5(1+1) 5(2) 10
Augustine
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
make 5/4 into a mixed number, make that a decimal, and then multiply 32 by the decimal 5/4 turns out to be
AJ
how
Sheref
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
hmm
Abhi
is it a question of log
Abhi
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Abhi
I rally confuse this number And equations too I need exactly help
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salma
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
hello
Sherica
im all ears I need to learn
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Tamia
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Uday
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salma
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Hello
opoku
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Ali
greetings from Iran
Ali
salut. from Algeria
Bach
hi
Nharnhar
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
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Abdirahman Reply
A soccer field is a rectangle 130 meters wide and 110 meters long. The coach asks players to run from one corner to the other corner diagonally across. What is that distance, to the nearest tenths place.
Kimberly Reply
Jeannette has $5 and $10 bills in her wallet. The number of fives is three more than six times the number of tens. Let t represent the number of tens. Write an expression for the number of fives.
August Reply
What is the expressiin for seven less than four times the number of nickels
Leonardo Reply
How do i figure this problem out.
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
why surface tension is zero at critical temperature
Shanjida
I think if critical temperature denote high temperature then a liquid stats boils that time the water stats to evaporate so some moles of h2o to up and due to high temp the bonding break they have low density so it can be a reason
s.
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
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