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Scratch Programming Plugin
12 January 2013, 1:13 PM
Scratch is free programming software that lets you make interactive games. It is used an awful lot in the UK in schools http://info.scratch.mit.edu/About_Scratch
Is anyone working on a plugin that would allow you the opportunity to play the game embedded in a Mahara page. You can embed scratch games from their site but it uses applets which will not work in text boxes.
I believe there was a plugin ages ago on Moodle for scratch https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=filter_scratch
Any suggestions or advice greatfully received, thanks
14 January 2013, 10:03 AM
There is a wishlist item at https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/931332
But you should be able to use the external resource plugin and have Scratch applets displayed, cf. the discussion at https://mahara.org/interaction/forum/topic.php?id=4359#post19559
The embed code for Scratch is <applet> which is stripped out of Mahara. A special filter could be created for the core code for it to be allowed through. It were easier if it were an iframe...
14 January 2013, 1:50 PM
Thank you so much (again!) Kristina. It is annoying that it is not an <iframe> as how much easier would this be!
I have had a quick look at Laurent’s Plug-in. We run Mahara v1.5 – do you think this will work on it – I am not sure how best to contact him?
15 January 2013, 1:56 AM
Laurent works in Switzeland for the Univeristy of Geneva. You can contact him through his Mahara.org account or directly at <Laurent[dot]Opprecht[at]unige.ch.
You can refer to me we know and have worked altogether.
But for a quick answer, YES, Laurent's plugin is working on 1.5 and 1.6. There is also a will that Laurent takes time to embed it into the Mahara core, but I know he is quite busy at the moment.
16 January 2013, 11:45 AM
I downloaded the plugin thanks to WebAnywhere.
It works very well with Google Maps and embedding pdfs but I cannot get it to work with Slideshare or Scratch an djust creates a hyperlink ot the site. When I try to link it to Flickr it just hangs.
The video link shows you what I mean - http://screenr.com/QCR7
I will contact Laurent directly to see if there is a fix as things might have changed in nearly 11 months (unless you know why I am getting this?)