Scratch

This keynote video of Scratch @ MIT 2014, features Mitch Resnick (MIT/Scratch) interviewing Elyse Eidman-Aadahl (National Writing Project) and Dale Dougherty (Maker Media; Maker Education Initiative). Titled: Making, Coding, Writing, all three speakers came together to discuss engagement and making in the learning process. Here are some highlights:  10.30:  Dale talks what inspired the “Maker...
Script Changers: Digital Storytelling with Scratch focuses on how stories offer an important lens for seeing the world as a series of systems and provides opportunities for young people to create interactive and animated stories about the systems around them. The projects in this book utilize the Scratch visual programming environment as a means to tell stories about how to effect change in...
Mitch Resnick, as the head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab,  talks about kids not just learning to code but about coding to learn. At this year's NWP Annual Meeting in Boston, Mitch and his colleague Karen Brennan from ScratchEd, worked with a group of us to dive into Scratch and to play with the idea of coding to write and coding to learn. Today is the first day of an...
As part of Connected Educator Month, which is taking place in the month of October, Hive Learning Networks and Educator Innovator at the National Writing Project are faciltiating a series called Learning Aloud Geekouts! The series kicks off on Monday, September 30 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. This special kickoff is an "unHangout" event where educators in the Maker movement will facilitate...
  As a professional artist, deepening the ways in which seemingly disparate objects and processes are interconnected through locating, and mapping their intersections has been one of the main elements of my studio practice. The Fab Lab tools and working processes create an environment that is well suited to investigating those types of intersections. In an effort to integrate Fab Lab tools...
Nearly 30 educators from the Las Vegas area along with national colleagues from as far afield as Round Rock, Texas; Conway, Arkansas; and the Tar River area of North Carolina gathered on Friday, November 16 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus for a workshop introducing a newly created digital design curriculum.  Co-hosted by the Southern Nevada Writing Project, the National Writing...
Keywords: video, Scratch, Shakespeare
Thanks to Erin Wilkey Oh for inviting me to cross-post this from my blog. DML 2012, March 4, 2012 I gave an Ignite talk (20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds = 5 minutes total) yesterday at DML 2012. My topic was “Teaching Programming in Every Subject” which was on one level about cross-curricular integration, and on another level about how programming is a great model for how to work on...
Keywords: Scratch
Just in time for Scratch Day on May 19, 2012, Scratch announces version 2.0. You can see some of the new features in the video below. And don't forget Scratch Day, the annual global celebration of all things Scratch. Scratch is five years old this year, and you can see Scratch Day wishes from the team at MIT that works on the platform at this video.
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The Scratch community is hosting a conference at MIT on all things related to Scratch. There's lots of love for Scratch here at DI, so please feel free to circulate widely! Details below: SCRATCH@MIT CONFERENCE June 25-28, 2012http://events.scratch.mit.edu/conference/ With Scratch, everyone can program their own interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations -- and share their creations...
As I reflected on my first experience with the Scratch poetry project in my classroom, I realized that there was more going on than just writing poetry or my students and I getting to know each other. I wanted to know what other benefits I could provide to my students by using Scratch in my classroom. I went back to the source and approached the TCNJ professors who had created the summer camp...

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