Scratch In The Classroom

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Scratch is an innovative free program for children 8+. Use attribute blocks to build programs for interactive stories, games and animations. An introduction to computer programming.

Scratch is an innovative free program for children 8+. Use attribute blocks to build programs for interactive stories, games and animations. An introduction to computer programming.

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  • 1. Scratch ~ICT in the Classroom~ BYTE 2009 Janis Williams
  • 2. How do we teach…… Creativity? Thinking and problem-solving? Technology skills?
  • 3. is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st Century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. http://info.scratch.mit.edu/About_Scratch What is Scratch? Scratch in 30 Seconds
  • 4. is more than a programming language, more than a website, more than an online community. Its ultimate goal is to help people develop as creative thinkers Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society
  • 5.  
  • 6. Creating scripts
  • 7. A Video Introduction to Scratch
  • 8. What will you create today?
  • 9. Scratch Cards http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/Scratch_Cards
  • 10. Resources: http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/Get_Started http://info.scratch.mit.edu/For_Educators Learn Scratch.org
  • 11. Literacy with ICT connections http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Mick/10482 Sharing – Learn How to Make a Game Thinking Critically Thinking Creatively Demonstrates Responsibility and Ethics