Tranforming the real with the digital
Create a world and give life to characters using everyday materials and Scratch.
In this activity, you can design a world and inhabit it with characters constructed from simple materials and images made with a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer camera.
These characters can interact and enter into a playful dimension thanks to the possibilities of Scratch. The children’s research will offer ideas and elements that enrich the activities, exploring and playing on the border between the real and the virtual.
This activity was developed starting from the Scratch online platform designed by LifeLong Kindergarten at MIT Media Lab (Boston) , which scintillae has been in dialogue with since it opened.
For those unfamiliar with Scratch:
children aged 6 / 14
computer connected to the Internet, webcam, tablet or mobile phone (optional)
creative/artistic expression, problem solving
how to continue the project
→ Using Scratch, students will be able to continue working on their own worlds, enriching them with drawings, photos or elements from other projects.
→ Through the exchange platform already being used (Google Classroom, Moodle, etc.), you will be able to add further comments, reflections or proposals.
→ With the addition of coding, the student’s creative possibilities will be greatly expanded, allowing thecharacters to come to life and interact with the real world. (> see the activity: Bodies in motion between the real and the virtual)
→ Remember that experimenting with the more technical aspects is not an end in itself, but can offer students new possibilities to imagine and generate new ideas.