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“Scratch is a visual programming language and online community. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games and animations, then share and discuss your creations with one another. Scratch helps children learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.”
You can take a scene from the book you are reading and recreate this as an interactive story with Scratch. You can add backgrounds, characters, objects and then use the block coding to animate them to recreate a scene from the book you are reading. You could also try creating a new ending to the book, or create whole new fan fiction scenes using the same characters from your book. Scratch also enables users to create games based on the book you are reading.

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How do I share my creation to The Living Library?

  • Sign in to your account on Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu
  • Create your Scratch story/game on the website or ‘Share to website’ if you are using the offline Scratch editor
  • Copy the page URL (link) for your Scratch story/game
  • Paste the URL (link) into the media section of the book in The Living Library
  • Your Scratch story/game will be embedded into that book so you can interact with directly within The Living Library.
  • You can then print the QR code next to your creation and attach it to the physical book you are reading.

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