The assignment this week in EDLD 5366 was to create an animation. I have a fascination with animation. Not to the point of dressing like a Japanese anime character, but I appreciate the effort, patience and attention to detail necessary to make an inanimate object come to life. This week working with scratch allowed me to dabble in animation and create a short multimedia presentation that I plan to use when leading professional development.
I dove right into this assignment and soon was confronted by the steepness of the learning curve for this application. Scratch is a powerful tool with many variables. Furthermore, it's a programming tool, so the sequence of commands is absolutely essential to achieving the sequence of events and actions in the characters. For someone who remembers having little success inputting Microsoft DOS commands, this development almost brought out a quick, R-rated stream of commentary. However, after a little research to find a user guide and some more trial and error, I soon began creating. To view the animation click on the scratch logo above.