Learn to Scratch Gold Quest

Coding and Game Design Gold


Now that you are inspired, let’s talk about how you are going to create your animation or game. We are going to use a programming language called Scratch. The following information is taken from the Scratch website. 


Key Vocabulary:

Animation: a way of making a movie by using a series of drawings , computer graphics, or photographs of objects (such as puppets or models)

Reason systematically: having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan

Getting Started with Scratch


1. Go to  and create an account. Ask your teacher for specifics on creating an account login and password.  

2. Check out the following video to start learning about Scratch.

 This video shows version 1.4 of Scratch.  We will be working with the updated web version 2.0.



3. Download the file below called, "Getting Started With Scratch" then go through all of the activities and create your own animated project. Ask your teacher if they want you to do this on your own, with a partner or as a class.

Getting Started With Scratch.pdf

4. These 13 steps in the step-by-step interactive tutorial will help you better understand how Scratch works.

Completing this Quest

Ask your teacher how he/she wants you to submit your work for this activity.

I have completed this Gold Quest

Continue with Scratch and learn to create an animation

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems