Scratch from Scratch: Introduction to Scratch Programming for Complete Beginners

Experience Level: Beginner

  • Presenter(s): Susan Cornett
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:20 PM
  • Room: 135 WHL

Have you heard about the benefits of using the Scratch programming language with students, but you have no idea where to begin? Do you wish someone would guide you through getting started? Do you keep saying “Someday I am going to sit down and investigate Scratch.” but you never seem to have the time?

Now is the time! Come meet Scratch in this fun, stress-free, hands-on, introductory session. You will be introduced to the Scratch programming language, from the very beginning, just as I introduce it to my students. You will create an account, and do a few beginner activities to help you get the feel of the Scratch environment. I will show you how to see the programs your students have created, and then I will offer you a couple of avenues to explore for those who want to know more. Finally, we will discuss a few strategies and resources for integrating Scratch Programming in your classroom.

NOTE: Scratch runs on desktop or laptop computers. The off-line, downloaded version runs on Linux, Mac, or Windows. The online version also works on Linux, Mac, Windows, or Chromebooks. Scratch does not work on tablets or phones, although there are other, similar programs, which do run on tablets.  Laptops will be available during this session, or you can bring your own.

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