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Scratch Coding Art

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will utilize Scratch coding software to create a work of art without a preconceived plan using analog or digital code. They will understand and apply coding languages to add animation with code. Students will reflect and share their animations with peers.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about coding by using a block-based visual programming language to create an animation.

Students will create an original animated work of art utilizing the coding software, Scratch.

Students will create artwork without a preconceived plan.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce coding and the process of using a block-based visual programming language to create an animation.
  • Demonstrate how to use Scratch software.
  • Guide students in creating a work completely free of planning.
  • Facilitate a discussion on criteria to evaluate their work and the work of classmates.

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National Standards


Create

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

VA:Cr2.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 40 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital device
  • Scratch program
  • Camera
  • Variety of analog drawing or painting materials
  • Paper

National Standards


Create

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

VA:Cr2.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

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Steps

What is Coding?

Learn about coding and how coding languages are used for various purposes. Introduce Scratch and the process of using a block-based visual programming language to create an animation. Discuss the goals of the artwork and create a set of criteria to evaluate completed work.

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Instructional Materials

Anchor Chart

Getting Started with Scratch

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What is Coding?

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Analog vs. Digital Art

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Critique

Peer Critique in Google Slides

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Summative

Formative Feedback Rubric

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