Today I would like to further discuss my experience with scratch. Scratch is a web based program which allows anyone to create short animations with sounds and pictures that the website has provided, but there is also the option to record you own sounds and music and upload and edit your own pictures. I found this program fairly easy to navigate and very inspiring for ideas, particularly for the target age group that I would like to teach. The route that I chose to go down was relating the animation to reading and writing. Clicking on the animals in the animation activated a sound which is my voice spelling out the name of that animal, my aim for this animation would be to allow children to relate the name of the animal to the picture and to what the word looks like so later they could Identify that word in another piece of text.
Below is the link to my scratch