The Community Scratch Up activity allows participants to create and share interactive stories about their communities using Scratch, using a specialty set up Scratch studio.

Sessions in your library can run between 30 minutes to several hours, and participants can continue working on their stories while at home using their own Scratch accounts.

Scratch is a web-based program, so there is no special software, participants only needing access to a PC or tablet with an internet connection.

Below we have some resources and examples on how to create interactions, respond to mouse movements and even move story props with your webcam to generate the ultimate immersive experience and you can even view what others have created and how they are coded on the Community Scratch Up Studio.

For more information about the program, tips or advice, contact James Collins at james.collins@slq.qld.gov.au or on 07 3842 9978.

The following summary is from the Scratch FAQs

Is Scratch free? Can we use it wherever we want?
Scratch is and always will be free. You don’t need a license to use Scratch in your school, home, or anywhere else. The development and maintenance of Scratch is paid for by grants and donations. If you’d like to contribute to Scratch, check out our Donate page.

May I use the support materials, sprites, images, sounds or sample projects I’ve found on the website?
Yes: Most Scratch support materials on the Scratch website are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. There are a few exceptions: the Scratch Logo, Scratch Cat, Gobo, Pico, Nano, Giga, and Tera are Scratch trademarks, and can not be used without explicit permission from the Scratch Team.

Who owns the Scratch Project that I create or share?
Your Scratch project is your creation. But keep in mind that once you share your project on the Scratch website, everyone is free to download, remix, and reuse the project based on the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. So if you intend to sell your project, you may want to un-share it from the Scratch website. Note that some of the free materials cannot be used as promotional materials such as the Scratch Logo, Scratch Cat, Gobo, Pico, Nano, Giga, and Tera as they are Scratch trademarks.

Examples

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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their continuing connection to land and as custodians of stories for millennia. We are inspired by this tradition in our work to share and preserve Queensland's memory for future generations.