Purposeful Game Design and Exploring Scratch

Mr. Droke's fourth grade boys are beginning work in their Scratch Designer's Notebook where they will complete different challenge and problem-based questions to develop their programming skills. By the time they complete the Notebook, they will have all of the necessary skills to create their own game. Over the past couple weeks, the boys learned how to define the purpose of a variety of games and to critically think of ways to improve them. This activity offers the boys an opportunity to build a shared knowledge of what a "good" game looks and functions like. As the boys move through the introductory stages of programming, we stress to them how important it is to always have their overall purpose in mind. Click here for more pictures.