Online Workshops: Intro to Programming with Scratch on Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 4:00 PM PST
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online.
According to Scratch developers, Scratch supports the nine types of 21st century learning skills identified by the Partnership for the 21st Century (http://www.p21.org) ;these skills include: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively, and learning continuously.(Rusk,Resnick,& Maloney,n.d.).
The Scratch programming languages was designed for educational use, to support the constructionist approach to learning which encourages creative problem-solving. Students will be problem solving as soon as they load up Scratch.
Although, Scratch programming facilitates higher order thinking such as problem solving skills, teachers can provide instructional support to students, to help them think through difficult programming problems. This can involve having students break down problems into smaller sub-components through the creation of algorithms, and exploring multiple solutions to problems.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Ounie Phakousonh is the founder of School of Devs, a web and mobile development immersive bootcamp, and Kids Code Academy, coding school for kids. He is also the founder and organizer of Coder Dojo OC. CoderDojo is a global network of free computer programming clubs for young people. At a CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Dojos are set up, run by and taught at by volunteers usually once a month.