Discuss Scratch

wkelly42
Scratcher
100+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

I would LOVE to see Scratch set up a system similar to Code.org, where teachers can register students in classes without having to have an email address. When a teacher signs up for an educator account, they get a code for each different class, so they can manage classes. They give the student that code, and the student can register for the site without having to have an email address. This would make it a LOT easier to use Scratch in elementary grades because of COPPA.

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ProdigyZeta7
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

What you could do instead is set up a studio (go to My Stuff and click “+New Studio”), then invite all your students to curate it. Make sure they remain curators or else they have too much power over the studio (which is bad!). Tell them to follow the studio so that if a teacher/instructor posts an assignment they are all notified. Students can add their project to the studio by either clicking Add Projects in the studio or going to their project (which is shared) and clicking the green checkmark next to their class studio's name under the “Studios” tab (directly under the project player).



wkelly42
Scratcher
100+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

ProdigyZeta7 wrote:

What you could do instead is set up a studio (go to My Stuff and click “+New Studio”), then invite all your students to curate it. Make sure they remain curators or else they have too much power over the studio (which is bad!). Tell them to follow the studio so that if a teacher/instructor posts an assignment they are all notified. Students can add their project to the studio by either clicking Add Projects in the studio or going to their project (which is shared) and clicking the green checkmark next to their class studio's name under the “Studios” tab (directly under the project player).
That doesn't solve the problem of students with no email addresses.

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ProdigyZeta7
Scratcher
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Classroom Enrollment

wkelly42 wrote:

That doesn't solve the problem of students with no email addresses.
Ah, that is a problem. Have you talked to them about setting up an email account OR do they already have a school email account? They will need one for signing up on Scratch, I believe. Once they're signed up they won't need to use the email address except for password recovery.



cheddargirl
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

The e-mail address is just for password recovery. Students can sign up using a fake e-mail address (they just need to remember their password very well).

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wkelly42
Scratcher
100+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

Looks like I can have them all register using my email address - probably just make a spare Gmail account just for this.

That said, I still LOVE the way Code.org set theirs up ;-)

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imadrainpipe
Scratcher
100+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

Wait, there are schools that use scratch properly
Anyways, support.
I wouldn't have much use for it as my school uses 1.3 and the only lesson using it is a one script maze game where you can just move through walls, but other schools could DEFINATELY use it

Chibi-Matoran
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

imadrainpipe wrote:

Wait, there are schools that use scratch properly
Anyways, support.
I wouldn't have much use for it as my school uses 1.3 and the only lesson using it is a one script maze game where you can just move through walls, but other schools could DEFINATELY use it
What to you mean by “Properly?”

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maya99336
Scratcher
3 posts

Classroom Enrollment

Hi, I am a technology teacher and would like to have each student (no emails) save their work. How do I do that? Love creative solutions that do not require passwords or email accounts.
PullJosh
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

maya99336 wrote:

Hi, I am a technology teacher and would like to have each student (no emails) save their work. How do I do that? Love creative solutions that do not require passwords or email accounts.
As stated before, you can use a fake email address, as the only thing it is used for is password recovery.

But if you don't want to do that, you can use the offline editor. With it, you can save project files (.sb2), but you can only share projects if you have a scratch account.

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cheddargirl
Scratch Team
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Classroom Enrollment

maya99336 wrote:

Hi, I am a technology teacher and would like to have each student (no emails) save their work. How do I do that? Love creative solutions that do not require passwords or email accounts.
Hmm, it sounds like creating individual Scratch accounts aren't a good solution for you.

Luckily, you don't need a Scratch account to use Scratch 2.0. All your students need to do is click the “Create” link at the top of the webpage to open the Scratch 2.0 editor (but they will need to save the project locally on a computer). Alternatively, there is a beta offline version of the 2.0 editor for working completely offline.

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turkey3
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

I think I actually suggested this like months ago, perhaps a year. Support!

wkelly42
Scratcher
100+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

This year I am setting up student accounts using my own email address (with parent permission, of course). Students are going to use the same user name they use currently for the Accelerated Reader program, so they can remember their user name (these are third and fourth graders, after all!).

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meleficent
New to Scratch
1 post

Classroom Enrollment

I am using Scratch with an elementary age after school club. It would be nice if I could create an educator account with students accounts attached to mine.
cheddargirl
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

meleficent wrote:

I am using Scratch with an elementary age after school club. It would be nice if I could create an educator account with students accounts attached to mine.
We are currently working on a student/teacher account system, but we're not not sure when it will be ready yet.

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kinoot
New to Scratch
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Classroom Enrollment

I'm working on a kid-friendly classroom management system for PK-5 that doesn't require students to have email addresses. It was designed to let students on shared computing devices (iPads, desktops) easily share videos, images and files for school work in a walled online space.

Because some of our Beta classrooms use Scratch, we plan to add support for .sb and .sb2 files playback. While this doesn't have remix and other neat features found on the MIT site, we support multiple file formats under one roof, which makes life easier for everyone. After all, as much as we love Scratch, it's only one of the many tools used in the classroom.

A few caveats. Since we don't require students to have Scratch accounts, we don't support “cloud” editing of Scratch files, so students have to save Scratch files to disk first before opening them and must upload from disk to share. Also, Scratch files won't playback on iPads.

To all the teachers looking for a better way to manage class usage of Scratch, does this idea make sense?

kalamazookazoo77
New to Scratch
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Classroom Enrollment

You can create a gmail address just for a class. Example myclass@gmail.com. Then give each student a suffix: myclass+student1@gmail.com; myclass+student2@gmail.com; etc. It has to have the plus sign but google ignores everything after the plus sign.

You'll receive anything mailed to that address. The students can't log in to the email account because only you have that password.
PullJosh
Scratcher
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Classroom Enrollment

kalamazookazoo77 wrote:

You can create a gmail address just for a class. Example myclass@gmail.com. Then give each student a suffix: myclass+student1@gmail.com; myclass+student2@gmail.com; etc. It has to have the plus sign but google ignores everything after the plus sign.

You'll receive anything mailed to that address. The students can't log in to the email account because only you have that password.
Hmm… A very interesting method. And I think it would work, too!

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Prinseskat
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

cheddargirl wrote:

The e-mail address is just for password recovery. Students can sign up using a fake e-mail address (they just need to remember their password very well).
Woah, the ST's fine with fake e-mails?
This does sound like it could be useful - but what if your school is doing Scratch but you've already got a Scratch account? That'd mean you would have two accounts, one for school and your actual one.

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stickfiregames
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Classroom Enrollment

Prinseskat wrote:

cheddargirl wrote:

The e-mail address is just for password recovery. Students can sign up using a fake e-mail address (they just need to remember their password very well).
Woah, the ST's fine with fake e-mails?
This does sound like it could be useful - but what if your school is doing Scratch but you've already got a Scratch account? That'd mean you would have two accounts, one for school and your actual one.
You are allowed to have more than one account.










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