I took a poll of my Programming 1 students on what topics on Game Maker that they would want me to cover. It turns out that I already have an introductory series of YouTube videos on getting started with Game Maker. This post includes the entire playlist for those wanting to simply walk through each video one at a time as well as an individual embed of each of the videos that specifically covers one or more of the requested tutorials.
Here they are:
Get Your Game Maker Game Off to a Good Start
Creating a Splash Page (start menu)
I must assume the student was asking for an objects that help control and monitor score, health, & lives. This covers that: