One of the nice things about learning programming using Scratch is that they make it super-easy to share your projects and build new projects based on something someone else has done.
It’s all about “remixing.”
To get started, you’ll probably want to create a Scratch logon for yourself – goto the main Scratch studio page and click the button to “Join Scratch.” Once you’ve joined, you can:
- Save your work.
- Share your projects.
- Create your own Scratch studio that has all the projects you’ve worked on (for easy sharing!).
- Remix other projects.
So, What Do You Want to Share and Remix?
If you’ve never done any Scratch programming before, it can be a little hard to figure out where to get started. Here’s a few ideas:
- Take a look at the Scratch Help page.
- On the Help page, click the link for Try out the step-by-step intro, which leads you through a starter lesson.
- Click the link for Starter Projects, which takes you to a whole bunch of easy projects and exercises that you can try to remix.
- Watch an intro video to get some ideas…
When You Are Ready to Remix
Once you’ve got some ideas, find a project that you’d like to start with. For example, you could try Animate the Crab. 🙂
Just do this:
- Click the button to “See inside.” (so you can see the code!)
- Then, click the button to “Remix.”
Now you have your own project based on the original “Animate the Crab” and you can change it however you’d like!
… And, Sharing…
When you are ready to share your new project, that’s easy too – just click the “Share” button, type in a few comments about your project, and decide whether you want to add it to your own personal studio, share it with the world, or whatever…
Happy coding! 🙂