ricarose


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRnLWfKsMas

What is this?
This video is the beginning of a video series where we will share Scratch community updates and happenings. We will continue the series in the new year on a bi-weekly basis. We're still looking for a name. We welcome suggestions! Comment below this post :]

Links to Things We Mentioned
Love It
* I am the Doctor by helloyowuzzup
* The Life of Baldwin by Hobson-TV

Things to Try
* “Once Upon a Dinner…” Design Studio
* Hour-of-Code Activities

Message from the Scratch Team
Meet our new moderators: achouse, AgentPineapple, Haddadi

hhbjackson

1RST! AND COOL VIDEO! OPPS caps. Also you mixed up the artists of the projects.

jdgirl3275

when green flag clicked
say [AWESOME]

speakvisually

When I said comment below, I totally meant leave a post below in this topic :]

RoboNinja4067

when [3rd v] > (10)
say [Nice!]

ricarose

hhbjackson wrote:

Also you mixed up the artists of the projects.

Thanks for the catch! Just fixed it.

digitcrusher

when scratchteam decided to add video to (Youtube)
say [Yay!]

ProgrammerGuyDude

if <scratch team posts video> then
say [AWESOME!] for (forever) secs
end

Superza

THIS IS A VERY “IMPORTANT” QUESTION were you in a lego store when you filmed this? I saw legos in the background, the pick-a-brick section.

theawesome67

Nice, I do see a problem with this though. A lot of scratchers are in schools, so they can't browse YouTube. Why not use HTML5 Video?

Just some sample code for HTML5 Video:

<video width=“1080” height=“1920” controls>
<source src=“My video.mp4” type=“video/mp4”>
</video>

HTML5 Works in every browser, and many formats.

With that, anyone can watch the video updates straight from the scratch website.

Just a idea

EH7meow

Sounds awesome. I'm not sure it sounds too good, but I'll suggest it anyway. “Scratched”, because the video is about things that have been done in Scratch (whether it be projects or a new update), (hence the past tense), and because it sounds a little more interesting than "Scratch ".

Superza wrote:

THIS IS A VERY “IMPORTANT” QUESTION were you in a lego store when you filmed this? I saw legos in the background, the pick-a-brick section.
I think they have lots of Lego in their office, it says on the Jobs page:

  • We’re a diverse group of educators, designers, and developers, who work together in a playful, creative environment full of LEGO bricks, craft materials, and maker tools. We strongly value diversity, collaboration, and respect in the workplace.

speakvisually

Superza wrote:

THIS IS A VERY “IMPORTANT” QUESTION were you in a lego store when you filmed this? I saw legos in the background, the pick-a-brick section.

It's even cooler than that…. We were sitting in our research lab's LEGO play area. It has two couches, a TV, and bunch of LEGOs :] Perhaps we can take some photos of the Scratch offices for the next video update!

speakvisually

theawesome67 wrote:

Nice, I do see a problem with this though. A lot of scratchers are in schools, so they can't browse YouTube. Why not use HTML5 Video?

Just some sample code for HTML5 Video:

<video width=“1080” height=“1920” controls>
<source src=“My video.mp4” type=“video/mp4”>
</video>

HTML5 Works in every browser, and many formats.

With that, anyone can watch the video updates straight from the scratch website.

Just a idea

Thanks for the suggestion! We're definitely thinking about the best way to host these videos in the future!

Zeusking19

It's great to see the Scratch Team becoming even more involved with the community. Keep it up!

cheeseeater

theawesome67 wrote:

Nice, I do see a problem with this though. A lot of scratchers are in schools, so they can't browse YouTube. Why not use HTML5 Video?

Just some sample code for HTML5 Video:

<video width=“1080” height=“1920” controls>
<source src=“My video.mp4” type=“video/mp4”>
</video>

HTML5 Works in every browser, and many formats.

With that, anyone can watch the video updates straight from the scratch website.

Just a idea
I support this idea! A lot of schools in the UK have filters that block YouTube and embedded videos, so it would be a shame for some scratchers to miss out, especially if they don't have internet access at home. It would also be great if you could mention who the latest curator is, etc.

Oh, and EH7meow's idea of “Scratched” sounds awesome; it's the right sort of name for a video diary/info update.

barndawg

Cool! I like the idea - it's a great way of getting messages across to the community.

For a name, I would suggest something like: Scratch in 4 Minutes, 2 Weeks of Scratch, or even just Scratch: the week's roundup.

In my opinion, it'll be best with a simple name.

when green flag clicked
if <[videos] = [released]> then

say [I love the idea!]
end

Derpybunneh

theawesome67 wrote:

Nice, I do see a problem with this though. A lot of scratchers are in schools, so they can't browse YouTube. Why not use HTML5 Video?

Just some sample code for HTML5 Video:

<video width=“1080” height=“1920” controls>
<source src=“My video.mp4” type=“video/mp4”>
</video>

HTML5 Works in every browser, and many formats.

With that, anyone can watch the video updates straight from the scratch website.

Just a idea

I'm never in school because I'm homeschooled. MWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Unrealisation

Awesome vid! An office tour would be awesome for a future vid! As for a name, the only thing I can think of is “Scratch Rants 'n Updates”

Dotdotscratch

when green flag clicked
forever

say [Well i don't like it... I LOVE IT!]
end

technoboy10

speakvisually wrote:

Superza wrote:

THIS IS A VERY “IMPORTANT” QUESTION were you in a lego store when you filmed this? I saw legos in the background, the pick-a-brick section.

It's even cooler than that…. We were sitting in our research lab's LEGO play area. It has two couches, a TV, and bunch of LEGOs :] Perhaps we can take some photos of the Scratch offices for the next video update!

It's basically the coolest room ever.

Name suggestions:
Scratch On!
the Scratch watercooler
What's Happening (like the section on the front page)
the State of the Scratch (like the state of the union address)

Can't wait to see more of these!