Engaging Digital Age Learners through Curriculum-based Scratch Projects

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Engaging Digital Age Learners through Curriculum-based Scratch Projects. Youwen Ouyang, Computer Science, Cal State San Marcos Katherine Hayden, Education Technology, Cal State San Marcos Jamie Hagen-Holt, Vista Magnet Middle School. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Engaging Digital Age Learners through Curriculum-based Scratch ProjectsYouwen Ouyang, Computer Science, Cal State San Marcos Katherine Hayden, Education Technology, Cal State San MarcosJamie Hagen-Holt, Vista Magnet Middle School

What Is Scratch?Developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab.A visual programming environment for young people to create and shareInteractive storiesAnimationsGamesMusicArt

http://scratch.mit.edu/

Who Uses Scratch?

http://stats.scratch.mit.edu/community/

Sample Projectshttp://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/42877http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/83554http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/15003http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/54584

Scratch an Element

http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/93095http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/116191

Guided Practice

Sample Scratch Projects

Strategies for Classroom ProjectsIts okay to be a newbLet the students be the experts!Have a plan. Storyboard beforehand.Its hard to program on the fly. Be patientCreativity takes timeUse Scratch tutorial cardsAnd the Getting Started GuideRemixDownload projects to see scripts, then add moreSharing is CaringLet others know about your project

Design a Scratch ProjectWork in pairs or groups of 3 to brainstorm ideas on how you could use Scratch in your own classGo to http://iquest-csusm.wikispaces.comFind your page on the rightClick editProvide the following:Teacher name/sSchoolSubjectGradeConcept / StandardLesson OverviewSave early & often!

Resources beyond the WorkshopScratch websitehttp://scratch.mit.edu/Scratch Eduhttp://scratched.media.mit.edu/Email iquest@csusm.eduFollow us on Twitter@iQuest_csusmCheck the wiki for updates on lessonshttp://iquest-csusm.wikispaces.com