Q: CAN I PRESENT SCRATCH AT A CONFERENCE?
"I'd like to tell other educators about your software at [a conference]... Do I need your permission to present a session at [the conference]?"
A: FEEL FREE, DROP US A LINE
"Please feel free to make presentations about Scratch to educators (or other groups). You don't need our permission. We'd appreciate if you let us know which conference (or event)."
Q: CAN I PUT SCRATCH IN MY TEXTBOOK AND ON A CD?
"We would like to mention Scratch as an excellent tool for developing modern learning skills. Could you please tell me if we can mention this program in the textbook?
Additionally, we would like to attach a CD to the textbook, which will contain basic versions of the programs referred to in the book, so that pupils can train on the programs at home. Could we get your permission to use Scratch on our CD for the educational purposes?"
A: YES, PLEASE REFERENCE US
"Please feel free to mention Scratch in your textbook, and to include a CD with the book. Please include a note that 'Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab' and links to scratch.mit.edu"
Q: CAN I MAKE SCRATCH AVAILABLE FROM MY WEBPAGE OR ACROSS MY NETWORK?
A: YES, PLEASE REFERENCE US
See answer directly above this one.
Here's an additional related question and answer:
Q: WHAT LICENSE IS SCRATCH SHARED UNDER?
The current version of Scratch software is available free of charge under the MIT license (for details, see license.txt in the Scratch folder, downloaded as part of Scratch).
The projects and support materials are available under the Creative Commons "Attribution - Share Alike" license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
ok this is IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! and a scratch person must read this (please :x)
i want permission to use your block idea for another program im making i promise to give you guys credit for the original block sprite the program im making as a simple "scripter" for a game called starsiege tribes you can choose wich creating armors weapons and create a mod with simplicity i hope you permit me to use your original block sprites (recolored and renamed) for a use in another program (plus in the credits i will include you) smile?
MESclan, yes, please use our ideas in your scripter game and then post on the forums what you created.
umm.. :x tthanks but thats not what i meant.. i meen me and my friend (this is not a scratch project) are making a scripter for a completely different game, we are gonna use Visual Basic to make the program. i just wanted permission to see if i could use the original picture of a block (renamed and recolored) sprite you made. :x
Yes you can do that MESclan just reference Scratch where possible as specified at the top of this thread. Good luck.
yes, just find a picture of a character, save it to your computer, then click the folder underneath the stage. Find the picture you just saved, then push ok.
Is there any software that you can use to maybe inhance your projects? Ive noticed that quite a few people have really good projects and i was just wondering if maybe they used some other software along with Scratch.
I frequently use Photoshop Elements to clean up and resize sprites before putting them into scratch. It has better tools and algorithms for manipulating raster images than scratch does. This is particularly important when manipulating images from my digital camera (like the polyphonic keyboard or the mastermind game).
What blocks are you referring to? I don't know what font the scratch team used for the scratch blocks. If you mean the buttons on mastermind, I did those using the scratch-provided fonts (and the scratch provided buttons---there was no need for Photoshop elements on them).
Just heard about this software and have spent a few short minutes exploring. WOW!!! the kids will love this. Great software and site!!! We have been using Gamemaker, but Scratch is far more intuitive for primary students.
Yes, the HTML is available on each project page. On the right side of the page you can see there is a panel titled "Link to this Project" click on the "Embed" option and you can copy and code the code from there.
Yes you can rico. You just "have" to go to the Educators forums and tell your experience using Scratch on your intranet so other can learn from you
I thought it might be fun to turn one or some of my games into a facebook application. Havent really figured out the details but before i dive in, would this be ok?
Last edited by mdausmann (2007-11-18 04:37:27)
hi mdausmann. I am very interested in Facebook. We actually have created a Facebook App that lets you send Scratch Greeting Cards. It's in alpha testing mode. http://apps.facebook.com/scratchcard/
Let me know how we can support your creation of your FB App.