Using Scratch text to speech extension - Barclays Code Playground

 Teacher knowledge   Coding Language: Scratch  Resource type: Teacher guide

Resource overview

Scratch allows you to access external systems and devices through the extensions feature. One of the extensions you can access is the text to speech blocks. This will enable your class to make their projects talk. Use this simple guide to learn the basics before introducing this in to your lessons.

  • Key resource information

    • You will need: Pencil and paper, laptops or desktop computers, access to 
    • This teachers guide aims to give you the basic knowledge to introduce this subject into your classroom

Extension activities

Activity book

Bonjour little fish

Hello, Hola, Ciao, Guten Tag and Shikamoo! This project helps to introduce extensions in Scratch by creating a simple language helper. Code along to create a fun project that will talk to you. Click to watch the video, and for this project you will also need to access

Activity video


Scratch is great for using with other devices and systems. The extensions give you access to lots of cool features to help make your projects even better. Watch this video to find out the basics of using extensions.

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