Use a Game Controller with Scratch
View this 105 second video for more details about these steps:
In the Chrome web browser on a laptop/desktop computer, visit scratchaddons.com.
Install the "Scratch Addons" Chrome extension.
Click the PUZZLE PIECE and click the PIN to show the extension in your browser bar.
Click the ADD ONS tab and search for GAME PAD, enable it.
On a Scratch game, look for the GAME PAD icon and click it to configure your controller as desired.
Faster Sprite Movement
Use this script to make your sprite movement faster and smoother!
Scratch Jr. and PBS Scratch Jr. are powerful tablet programs for coding with younger students. A few years ago I created some Scratch Junior tutorials for my wife, who loves using Scratch Junior with younger elementary students. Check out our podcast from September 2016, "Podcast446: Reflections on a PBS Scratch Jr Coding Camp for Kids" for more on Scratch Jr!