In today’s project, you learned to use an important computer science principle – sequencing– to build a story driven by dialogue. Dialogue is important to a story because itlets the characters express themselves and communicate their thoughts. It’s importantin real life for the same reason – dialogue allows you to express yourself and communicatewith others. Computer scientists use technology and programmingto enhance communication between people. One specific way they do this is by building programsthat translate between people who speak different languages.
Here, you can see a real computer translation of what I’m saying into Spanish.
Technologies like this allow businesses to communicate across borders, or even just allowpeople like you to read websites written in a different language.
While it’s impressive that a program can translate everything someone says, there isnow a program that can do something even more complex. Check out this app that can translatewritten text with a camera.
The computer science concepts used to makethat technology are the same ones you’re learning in this club.
You’ll have the chance to build on the concepts you’re learning now in high school and collegecomputer science classes. With education and practice, you could be responsible for creatingthe next great technological advancement. Next session you will create a stormy-daystory, complete with an interactive setting.
This is your chance to share your project with others and tell them how it works. Writeclear instructions so any Scratch user can play with your project and make it work.
On the Profile page, you can add a description of the activities you like, and what you areworking on with Scratch. Scratch is a community of computer scientists just like you and addingto your profile will help you connect with others. Remember to never share personal informationlike your last name or home address on the internet.