Using video sensing extensions

 Teacher knowledge  Coding Language: Scratch  Resource type: Teacher guide

Resource overview

Most current devices will have an integrated webcam and you can use this in your programming to become part of the game. Use this introduction to learn the basics of video sensing so you can challenge your class to use it in their projects.

Teacher guide  
  • Key resource information

    • You will need: Laptops or desktop computers, access to https://scratch.mit.edu
    • This teachers guide aims to give you the basic knowledge to introduce this subject into your classroom

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