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Scratch
Hour of Code
Karen Vitek
Spackenkill High School
March 7, 2015
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a programming language that you can
use to create interactive stories, games and
animations. I...
What is the Hour of Code?
“The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions
of students in 180+ countries. ...
Link to video
Getting Started with Scratch
• You need to create an account at
http://scratch.mit.edu.
• Make sure you are signed into yo...
List of resources:
Scratch Resources for Educators
Thank You!
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NYSCATE HV 2015 Scratch Hour of Code

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This presentation was made on March 7, 2015 at the NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference.

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NYSCATE HV 2015 Scratch Hour of Code

  1. 1. Scratch Hour of Code Karen Vitek Spackenkill High School March 7, 2015
  2. 2. What is Scratch? Scratch is a programming language that you can use to create interactive stories, games and animations. It is also an online community where you can share your creations with others from around the globe. It helps students to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
  3. 3. What is the Hour of Code? “The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.” “The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.“ “Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.” The main event is held during Computer Science Education Week in December. This year the dates are December 7-13, 2015.
  4. 4. Link to video
  5. 5. Getting Started with Scratch • You need to create an account at http://scratch.mit.edu. • Make sure you are signed into your account. • Click on Create in the top toolbar. • We will be working on the Create a Virtual Pet. • Click on Tips in the menu bar.
  6. 6. List of resources: Scratch Resources for Educators
  7. 7. Thank You!

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