Game Creation is taught on Scratch 3.0 which is a PC/Mac based program. It can be downloaded and installed or you can also use it in most web browsers.
Running Scratch 3.0 online requires a relatively new web browser: Chrome 63 or higher, Edge 15 or higher, Firefox 57 or higher, Safari 11 or higher, Mobile Chrome 63 or higher, Mobile Safari 11 or higher. Internet Explorer is NOT supported
Scratch Desktop, otherwise known as the Scratch 3.0 offline editor, is a version of Scratch 3.0 that can be downloaded and installed on a computer, as opposed to being used in a web browser like the online editor. This is useful for those who wish to use Scratch without an internet connection.
For Scratch to run properly, the following minimum system requirements are needed:
Windows 10 or later or macOS 10.13 or later, though users have reported successfully running the editor on Windows 7
Approximately 400 MB of free hard drive space
Downloading and Installation
Scratch Desktop can be downloaded from the Scratch website. An installer is provided which requires no interaction.
Scratch Desktop is slightly different from the online editor. Projects are named by saving the project to one’s computer (unlike the online editor, where a text input above the stage is used). The tutorials also appear in Scratch Desktop. The top-right of the project editor, instead of displaying the login link or one’s username, is empty.
Curriculum – Must be with you in every class
12 Student Laptops (1 per student – unless using a computer lab)
1 Teacher Laptop
Headphones (optional for sound day)
Game Samples (included)
Class files and images (included)
Prezi walkthrough “Recipe of a Good Game” (included)
Teacher’s USB drive to collect the games at the end of class
“Out of the Box” coding worksheet (included)
2 small boxes with lids
1 ball that fits inside the 2 small boxes with lids.