Games and Google Doodles – from Scratch!

When it comes to the creativity of young minds, we’re just “scratching” the surface with original video games and Google doodles. 

The Grade Four and Grade Five students have been developing their very own video games using a program called Scratch. Scratch allows students to understand computer programming by dragging and dropping blocks of programming commands. For this game, the students have been coding a character (or “sprite”) that can knock down its enemy as it swoops into the screen.

Have you ever noticed that on special holidays, Google will have a unique logo to celebrate it? These are called Google Doodles. The Grade Six and Seven students have also been using Scratch to design their very own Google Doodle. For this project they have had to create coding for each letter of G-o-o-g-l-e (that means six different sprites!) based on a theme of their choosing. Themes selected include food, the Olympics, and Earth Day!

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