Upward Bound – Guide

Group Leader Guide

  1. Intro gadgets


  1. Set up the gadgets – we want the latest version

Checking your Pi Version

lsb_release -a

cat /etc/os-release

Updating your Pi

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  1. Play with the gadgets
  1. Show videos
  1. Have each group individually recap their ideas
  1. Leader introduce scratch
  1. Work through scratch exercises
  1. Discuss game mechanics (scratch knowledge)
  1. Move to scratch with the goal of creating one functionality for the game
  1. May need to design sprites etc.
  2. Pick off one piece of game


  1. Assemble the kits and take good notes to help the students
  2. Look at the book and test the scratch exercises
  3. Review the students’ game ideas and brainstorm about how to do them in scratch (to support them)
  4. Share
  5. Give papers back to Dr. Carl at the end