Friends: Texting Story

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Sometimes it's okay to text in school. Young computer scientists work in the Scratch program to write a text message conversation among friends. They use different sprites within the program to represent each side of the conversation to complete the fifth of eight activities in the Google CS First Friends series.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Allow participants to choose their own topics of conversation
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the lesson may take more than 60 minutes depending on the coding experience of learners
  • Pupils should be familiar with some of the coding blocks from previous lessons
Pros

  • Includes possible discussion questions and scripts
  • Provides video tutorials that explain the process
Cons

  • None