ABLE 8

Broadcasting

The Broadcast command is like a director with a megaphone yelling "Action" which starts the actors to perform whatever was scripted for them to do or say. The BROADCAST block is an Event block that sends a message throughout the whole Scratch program. Any scripts in any sprites that are hatted with the WHEN I RECIEVE block will activate. Broadcasts are a good way to have sprites and scripts communicate. If a script must be activated without a user prompt and after the project has started, there is only one way — broadcasts.

1. Watch the overview video of this weeks ABLE.
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2.  See inside the Penguin Joke project and observe how the conversation is animated using WAIT blocks.

3. Remix the Penguin Joke project using the BROADCAST and BROADCAST & WAIT and RECEIVE blocks to coordinate the conversation.

4. After you have completed this ABLE, record your reflections:
  • Besides the using the BROADCAST command for timing of a conversation, when else might you use it?

Need a little help.  Watch the Walkthrough video below:
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Created by ScratchED team for CCOW

Still need a little more help.  Here is a Nuts and Bolts video on Broadcasting
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Created by ScratchED team for CCOW

Or how about this video from the SCRATCH site:

Here's Mrs. Coleman remix, You can see more examples of projects that use BROADCAST in the  Broadcast Studio