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Taking Scratch to the Next Level

In our last game design program, we barely skimmed the surface of what can be done using Scratch. However, one of the best features of Scratch is participants can go back and edit their projects. Ideas for expanding your project include adding new controls, new sprites, and even new levels. This document will show you which scripts to use in order to make a new level. If you have any questions or want to learn more, feel free to contact Youth Services.

If you were in the game design program, you can access and edit your projects here.

 

 

Game Design - SLC 2013

Games are a lot of fun to play, but designing your own game can be even better! In our program, game designers used software called Scratch to program their own motion-controlled game. Programming sounds like it would be very difficult, but participants learned that programming is just a way to tell the characters in their game how to act. It is almost like a game of Simon Says. Everyone did a fantastic job working through the commands and building their games.

Participants can download their game and continue their work. If you weren't able to make it to the class, you can start a new game by downloading Scratch. Our next blog post will include the code we used, how to make another level, and the thoughts behind our game design program.

Grades 2 - 4

Abbie

Abby

Caroline

Charlie

George

Isaac

Noah

Nolan

Paul

Grades 5 - 8

Brodin

Grace

John

Lucas

Nathan

Olivia

Paul

Peter

Will

Will C.

Stop-Motion Animation - SLC 2013

All of the filmmakers did an amazing job of working together to create magnificent movies. The process was so much fun that participants asked if they could do this at home. Yes, you can! We have included instructions on how to make a stop-motion film using either a PC (Windows Live Movie Maker) or Mac (iMovie) computer.

For a step-by-step guide on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker to create an animation, click here.

For instructions on how to use iMovie to make an animation, click here.

The videos below will be shown on the big screen at the Red Carpet Premier, July 12. Please register each person who plans to attend, as seats are limited.

Batman Returns

Double Trouble

Father's Day

Giant Hamburger from Outer Space

King's People

LPS Awesomeness

Revenge of Hammy

Superheroes in Peril

The Tank

Vader Clone

 

Toontastic - SLC 2013

Toontastic was a great way to kick off the tech programs for the Summer Library Club! The free iPad app is a wonderful tool to introduce children to story arcs as the program offers different scenes like setup, conflict, challenge, climax, and resolution. Kids used Toontastic to pick a setting, characters, music, and narrate a story. Click on the links below to watch the animated stories. Enjoy!

Friends

Pirates

Princess

The Battle

Space Dudes

The Challenge

Life in The Ocean

You

The Sea

Getaway

Friends (Pirate Friends)

The Princess and the Pony

Princess Friendship

Guys

Princess's Horse