“Your students can use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for everyone in today’s society. Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.”
For Student Accounts:
Option 1 – students do not create a login and just use the online program. Work will not be saved.
Option 2 – Scratch Accounts – IF teachers want a teacher account so that the student can save and access work, the teacher will need to create a teacher account (takes 1-2 days for them to verify your account).
Option 3- use the desktop version of Scratch, version 2.0.
Once teachers have an approved educator account, they can invite their students using a link and bypass the need for student emails. Students create a new account with their own login and password – teachers should create a system or use something familiar for students. BEFORE students create accounts, teachers should get permission/notify families because the projects and student username is on a public domain.
Possible wording to go home regarding student online accounts:
Here is a letter created by Anne Miller that can be edited to fit you needs. Sample Parent Letter (1)
Or, put your students in the driver’s seat and send home something like this in your next communication.
Arrange a time to sit with your parents and introduce them to Scratch
- Share the Scratch Overview Video http://vimeo.com/65583694.
- Discuss family rules about online sharing and posting within the Scratch interface. http://scratch.mit.edu
- Go over Scratch Community Guidelines http://scratch.mit.edu/community_guidelines
- Nicely ask your parent to sign below to show that you have discussed the Scratch Community and your family rules. Sign the paper yourself.
We have agreed to the expectations of being a part of the Scratch Community and agree to have an online account.