Scratch and other games programming at the Powerhouse Museum

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This was presented by Peter Mahony at the Games and public libraries seminar at the State Library of NSW 12 June 2012

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Scratch and other games programming at the Powerhouse Museum

  1. 1. MIT Scratch as a public program platform.Powerhouse Museum Thinkspace Peter Mahony peterm@phm.gov.au
  2. 2. think creativelyreason systematically work collaboratively http://scratch.mit.edu/About_Scratch
  3. 3. Wide walls. Low floor. High ceiling. http://web.media.mit.edu/~mres/papers/Scratch-CACM-final.pdf
  4. 4. Performance before competence: learn by doing, then read.James Paul GeeGee, James Paul. Video Games: What they can teach us about audience engagement.Nieman Reports. Summer, 2010.
  5. 5. L E A R N I N G A M P L I F I E D
  6. 6. School groupsChildren & familyPeople with a disabilityProfessional learningCorporateVenue hire
  7. 7. Children & familySchool holidaysSpecial events eg SBSAfter school
  8. 8. School holidays50 min & full dayMinecraftScratchATYPArduino
  9. 9. 3rd spacesOldenburgPutnamHeumann-Gurian
  10. 10. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less Mobiles and Apps Tablet Computinghttp://k12.wiki.nmc.org/file/view/2012-Horizon.K12-Preview.pdf
  11. 11. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years Game-Based Learning Personal Learning Environmentshttp://k12.wiki.nmc.org/file/view/2012-Horizon.K12-Preview.pdf
  12. 12. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years Augmented Reality Natural User Interfaceshttp://k12.wiki.nmc.org/file/view/2012-Horizon.K12-Preview.pdf
  13. 13. Key trends work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to. 4/6http://k12.wiki.nmc.org/file/view/2012-Horizon.K12-Preview.pdf
  14. 14. Significant Challenges Learning takes place outside the walls of the classroom. 6/6http://k12.wiki.nmc.org/file/view/2012-Horizon.K12-Preview.pdf
  15. 15. ProsFreeWorks on any machineOpen sourceCommunityLinks to any theme, title, author, etcWide walls, low floor, high ceiling
  16. 16. ConsComputer scienceNeeds programmingComments need monitoring

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