About 2-4 weeks before beginning the unit- Preplanning.

  • Obtain parent and superintendent approval and determine supervising educator
  • Address technology issues to prepare for unit (in teacher section)
  • Select content to be addressed in the unit
  • Pre-assess student
  • Determine how often to check in with student (about once a week, could be via email or as available)
Week 1- Planning

  • Day 1-2- Join the Scratch community and browse Science games.
  • Day 3- Explore the guides and forum for use.
  • Day 4-5- Create a storyboard for your game and meet with your teacher to evaluate.
Weeks 2 and 3- Design and Evaluate


  • Days 6-9- Download Scratch and begin to design game. Begin blog entries.
  • Day 10 (approximately)- Meet with your teacher to discuss progress.
  • Days 11-14- Continue to design and refine game in preparation for sharing.
  • Day 15- (approximately)- Meet with your teacher to determine if you are ready to share.
Week 4- Share

  • Day 16-19- Student prepares to share game online on Scratch or in school. Student gathers feedback to make further revisions.
  • Day 20- Student and teacher evaluate game together to determine if game can be extended or if a new game can be created. Student may also choose to explore other game design tools.
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