The original tutorials (called "Scripts 1, 2 & 3" and "Scratch - Frogger") were a teaching activity for my classes. In 2006-2007, I somehow stumbled onto Scratch, had it installed and then...
So, the first thing I have to admit is that this blog is the first step in converting my Scratch Curriculum Pages into a book format. However, if you have any comments, then please feel free! There's always more to learn and other styles of learning, so please comment as much as you like.
There are lots of different ways to write a book. Usually, the author hides away until they are ready to reveal their finished work to the world.
Or, you can try a completely different approach. Why not blog, and then turn your blog into a book? People can follow along with your articles, post their comments so that when you finish writing your book, you can make a better one. Well, I recently discovered leanpub and thought this idea was brilliant. I read most of their articles and totally bought in.
But, when I tried to use their software to convert HTML to PDF, I discovered that their "lean" style also meant "lean" design. I really wanted something that would be teacher- and student-friendly with funny or insightful comments in the margins. If you've ever used a LooneySpoons cookbook, then you know what I mean. Anyhow, I really wanted to use leanpub, but I guess I'll have to use my own site and stay at home.
I've heard of another site called scribd, so I may have to give that a look. We'll just have to see!
Software Programming for Beginners: Book
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