Encourage students to make variables visible in Scratch to help them debug their code.

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  • By clicking the checkbox next to the block in the block selection area, students can make variables visible on the stage.
  • Students can watch the value of the variables change as their code runs, which helps immensely with the debugging process.
  • Show students that there are lots of variables in Scratch that you can view on the screen.
  • Examples of built-in variables include score, answer, loudness, timer, minute, tempo, and more.
  • Check out our other tip about built-in variables in Scratch!
External Source
Colleen Lewis' CS10K Scratch Webinar
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