ICT / Computing

Published on January 13th, 2015 | by What2Learn


Telling jokes in Scratch

This activity was developed to enhance student understanding of event detection and responses within programming. Students will create interactive scenes in which characters will respond to the actions of other characters initially through the telling of jokes.

Suggested delivery

Length of unit: 1 lesson

The lesson presentation guides students through getting a basic version of this working before a range of extension activities are suggested which provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance their skills.

Depending on the nature of your classes, a note of caution must be raised concerning the first element of this lesson. In the presentation students have an opportunity use research to find a child-friendly joke. To avoid inappropriate jokes being read and shared you may prefer to do some research yourself first and limit your class to finding jokes on only one or two specific websites.

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