Hello and welcome to the Scratch Enrichment Program (SEP). This is a studio that show-cases outside online Scratch-related resources, and encourages Scratchers to use those resources in order to understand the critical thinking of Programming that benefits us via Scratch, and helps them use Scratch to the best of its abilities:)
As part of this enrichment program and to make sure you get the full learning experience, we ask you to try out some of the following challenges:
-Try out the featured resource (shown below) and create a projects of comment about how it benefited to the creation and stability of your project.
-Create a project/comment on what you liked about the featured resource. What did you dislike? What improvements do you think should be made to the site?
-Create your own review about the featured resource. Be sure to include: What you learned from it, what you think is it's strongest characteristic, and why you gave it the rating you gave it. Create a project/comment with your review in it.
This week's featured resource:
•Dr. Scratch• (http://drscratch.programamos.es/)
The site description states: "Welcome to the Dr. Scratch website, an analytical tool that evaluates your Scratch projects in a variety of computational areas. We provide feedback on aspects such as abstraction, logical thinking, synchronization, parallelization, flow control, user interactivity and data representation. This analyzer is a helpful tool to evaluate your own projects, or those of your Scratch students."
This quite wonderful resource is great for evaluating Scratchers, no matter what skill level, on what their strengths and weaknesses are for the project they upload, and display it in a very simple manner. The site description pretty much sums up the tool. The reason it is only 4/5 stars is due to the fact that, even though basic is good, it would be nice to sometimes have a detailed report to evaluate your project.
Be sure to tune in every once in a while for these awesome features being implemented into Dr. Scratch: "We are working to allow users create their accounts to keep a record of their progressions, as well as to allow teachers create special accounts that will allow them to easily analyze big amounts of their students projects.
We have lots of ideas to keep on improving Dr. Scratch, as introducing gamification elements, add social network functionalities, allow personalized analysis... and much more!"
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•Have a Scratch resource that you want to be featured next time? Comment in the comments section.
•To have your project added to this studio, please post a comment with a link. You can find a link to your project by clicking the 'Embed' button on project page. The link will be directly below the Facebook logo.
•Curators are a variety of Scratchers, Scratch Educators, Scratch Mentors, ST members, and anyone who has showcased a deep passion for the enrichment and education of Scratchers.
•Curators that have contributed a lot to the studio, or curators that I trust deeply, will be promoted to manager status.