Ask students “What were you trying to do?” when they ask for help to help answer their own questions because they may already have the skills to debug their own Scratch programs.

  • A lot of times students will have a lot of scripts created that crowd the Scratch stage making debugging difficult.
  • Instead of diving directly into debugging your students code, try to understand the code they wrote with their help.
    • Take a step back and try to first understand what they are trying to accomplish.
    • Then, ask them questions to try to debug together instead of fixing their program for them.

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