Share Paper: Scratch Across the Curriculum

  1. Shaundra Daily, g8four, United States
  2. Alia Carter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Wednesday, March 9 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Bellmeade

Abstract: Scratch is a freely available programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory for youth ages 8 -18. Through interaction with Scratch, students can learn, in part, problem solving, logical processes, artistic or creative development, game design, recursion, and cause and effect. Its utility, however, does not have to be reserved for “computer classes.” In this workshop, participants will be introduced to programming in Scratch through examples developed in math, science, and reading elementary classrooms. Then, through three sets of hands-on activities, participants will create their own Scratch projects and explore how Scratch can be used in ...