Tag Archives: Scratch

NYSCATE Hudson Valley 2015: Scratch Hour of Code

On March 7, 2015 I presented an Hour of Code using Scratch at NYSCATE’s Hudson Valley Conference at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers, NY.

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Scratch Hour of Code

Scratch Resources for Educators

NYSCATE Hudson Valley 2014: Creating & Coding with Scratch 2.0

On March 1, 2014 I presented a 2-hour workshop, “Creating & Coding with Scratch 2.0” at NYSCATE Hudson Valley 2014 Conference at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers, NY.

Scratch 2.0 is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online. It helps students of all ages develop computational and problem solving skills. Participants will learn how they can use Scratch to learn and create!

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Creating & Coding with Scratch 2.0

Scratch Resources for Educators

NYSCATE 13: Scratch To Flex Your Creativity Presentation

On November 24, 2013 I presented a 1 hour tutorial, “Scratch To Flex Your Creativity” at NYSCATE 2013 Transforming Learning Conference in Rochester, NY at the Rochester Convention Center.

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online. It helps students of all ages develop computational and problem solving skills. Participants will be asked to consider how they can show their imagination to learn, create and innovate with Scratch in the classroom as they create an Hour of Code project.

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Scratch To Flex Your Creativity

Scratch Resources for Educators

Scratch Resources

Follow the link below to a Symbaloo page of Scratch Resources. Enjoy!

Scratch Resources

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is coming during Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, 2013. The organizers of this event are attempting to get 10 million students to participate in coding tutorials. They bill it as “a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.”  

Easy to follow tutorials are being developed for all ages to use. Schools that are interested in participating can sign up and be eligible for prizes. Click here for the Participation Kit for Schools.  Code On!

ACTEM: Scratch Your Creativity!

On October 10, 2013 I presented “Scratch Your Creativity” at ACTEM’s MAINEducation Conference in Augusta, Maine at the Augusta Civic Center.

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online. The software was developed at the MIT Media Lab. It helps students of all ages develop computational and problem solving skills. Participants will be asked to consider how they can show their imagination to learn, create and innovate with Scratch in the classroom as they create their own projects.

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ScratchEd Opportunities

ScratchEdThis past Saturday I spent the day at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Karen Brennan and team to learn about the latest (2.0) version of Scratch. What is Scratch? Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for students of all ages to create interactive art, stories, games and simulations. I have been teaching a computer enrichment course this year with sixth graders using Scratch. There’s so much more that students can get out of using Scratch. There’s meeting the NETS for Students in creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making and more. They also really have to use computational thinking skills which is becoming more and more important in our work and society. The day was fabulous and if you are currently using Scratch, you are going to love 2.0! It is currently in Beta release but will be fully released at the end of April. If you are interested in learning more about Scratch check out the ScratchEd site and the Events page. Starting on June 3, 2013 they are running a six week online course for educators. Check out all the other resources that have been shared on the Resources page too!

Scratch Your Creativity!

This presentation was created for the NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference held on March 2, 2013. Enjoy!

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NYSCATE Scratch Your Creativity