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The presentation I gave at ICE 2011 in St. Charles, IL about how I use Scratch in my Technology Exploratory Classroom.

The presentation I gave at ICE 2011 in St. Charles, IL about how I use Scratch in my Technology Exploratory Classroom.

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Scratch Scratch Presentation Transcript

  • Programming with Scratch inthe Middle School ClassroomErica Roberts, Technology Teacher, Thomas Jefferson
  • Course Background1st year of Exploratory Technology class.Students have 2 Exploratory Periods a day.Some students pulled for Interventions.Transitioned from semester length Computers Elective class.Continually evolving
  • Why Teach Programming?Computer literacyProblem solvingIntroduce students to potential careers View slide
  • Why Scratch? Project from MITGeared for Younger StudentsVisualBuilding Blocks (No Syntax!)Download for FreeCross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) View slide
  • How Class is Structured9 Week ClassGoal - All students create a video gameKick off by playing gamesGoogle form for game evaluation
  • What They Evaluate Helpfulness of InstructionsGraphicsSound/MusicTransitions to New LevelsDifficulty
  • How I Teach It Part ExplorationPart DemonstrationSmall Lab Projects Due every couple of daysLarger Lab Projects Combine ConceptsVideo Game is final project
  • Final ProjectGraded Planning SheetSettingGoalMinimal “Requirements”
  • Project Requirements Instructions2 Different SpritesSoundScoreChange Background at End
  • Student Projects
  • Resourceshttp://scratch.mit.edu - Scratch Home Pagehttp://scratched.media.mit.edu - Educators Forumhttp://learnscratch.org - La Salle Schools & Universitieshttp://www.cs.wisc.edu/~cs202-1/index.html - Universityof Wisconsin- Madison CS Course
  • My Contact Information @iteachcomputers - Twitteriteachyoucomputers.wikispaces.comerica@iteachyoucomputers.com