This forum helps you improve your Hopscotchin’ and share what you know to help others.
Help make this forum somewhere where everyone feels welcomed, supported, and encouraged:
Be nice, always. Use respectful language, assume that everyone is just as smart as you are, and don’t call people names. Pretend that you’re speaking to a friend face-to-face [:smile:]
Keep your personal deets private. Don’t share your last name, email, number, where you live, or school. It’s okay to share your fir…
Welcome to the Hopscotch Forum
Welcomes & Intros
Bonjour! ¡Hola! Guten tag! Olá! 您好！
Say hi to the community and tell us a little about yourself. What project are you most proud of? What kind of stuff do you like to make in Hopscotch? What do you want to learn?
Everyone is welcome here—total newbies, professional programmers, and everyone in between. Doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from—this is your community.
Remember: keep your personal deets private! Don’t share your full name, phone number, email , school name, etc. Y…
Help make the forum better
This is the very first Hopscotch forum (drum roll?!). Help make it great. Share your ideas and suggestions for the Forum here [:slightly_smiling:]
We’d love to hear your thoughts, particularly:
How do you want to use the forum?
What do you want to add to the forum?
Using the Forum like a Pro!
Learn how to write insightful questions and winning answers. Make the community stronger by contributing great ideas. Everyone will thank you.
How answer questions like a pro
The moment of truth! Sharing your wisdom with the community. Woot!
Here are some tips on rocking your replies and contributing your best self to the community.
Be helpful! Assume that everyone is just as smart as you are [:stuck_out_tongue:]
Show, don’t tell: use screenshots to show code.
Make your answer easy to read. Use numbers and bullets to break up your points and
make notes to explain how your code works.
Provide a summary of your main points at the top of your answer.
Annotate your posts on the forum
Using Arrows and Circles in pictures
I use the app Skitch for annotating my pictures. Here's the link to it:
Skitch - Snap. Mark Up. Send. by Evernote
It's free to download and you can add different annotations like arrows, circles and text in different colours to help explain things better.
You can also do things like pixelate, for example, and add smiley faces [:smiley:]
If you have other tools which you use to annotate, f…
Howtos: Hopscotch Tips and Tricks
Hi there! This is where we can share and learn Hopscotch tips and secret tricks that you might not know about [:smile:]
Here we can share tips more specifically with fellow Hopscotchers. You can share tips about any area/topic at all!
Some tips for making explanations clear: screenshots, titles and keeping information in short paragraphs makes it easier to read too.
Use the Heading feature to add a title to your tip when you are sharing it (it looks like an A button). Check the screenshot …
Help with projects: Howtos
Wanna learn a new skill? Or show off something you’ve mastered? You’re in the right place.
Use this thread to learn how to do something, like use “Create a clone” or make a platformer game. Teach others how to make cool stuff by sharing your skills, like your favorite way to implement gravity.
Together, we all get smarter [:slightly_smiling:]
Drawing on Paper compared to an iPad (shading, shaping, etc.)
Ok guys, most of you may know me as the worst artist out there. Ok, whoever thinks that, is 100% RIGHT!!!! But I can draw ok on paper, so I am creating a topic for any good artists who have much better art on paper. Who knows? Maybe we will discover our next LotsaPizza or OrangeScent, or PopTart0219!! So, put your art on this page and become the next Picasso!! [:stuck_out_tongue:]
And these are only some things to help you get started!