Class OnAir 2019 Scratch

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was to become familiar with the software 'Scratch'. In particular to become confident at using the drawing tools within Scratch.

Extended plan here


What I have noticed when using scratch over the last couple of years, is that when kids begin to use the templates and clip-art style images, that they lose interest and don't stay as invested in their projects. Because of this, I have found that insisting that they draw their own art for ALL projects, has been far more successful.

Things to note

This episode is structured differently. Rather than a filmed lesson that I taught in the classroom, I have tried to talk to the video so that you can see my thinking behind the lesson that I have taught - a different perspective.

Class Site Content

Walt: create our own sprites and backdrops.


  1. Listen to the teachers instructions.

  2. Using Scratch:

    • Create a new Sprite as a "sheep"

    • Create a new Backdrop as a "farm"


Scratch Drawing - Sheep

Extra for Experts - Vector Drawing

Learner Generated Content


Rae Jae


Matt Goodwin /

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand