Tag: Computer Coding

  • We are again enjoying Scratch coding at Jackson-Via

    We are again enjoying Scratch coding at Jackson-Via

    Our first spring 2015 after-school Computer Club meeting on Monday was a huge success.  We have some new enthusiasts joining a number of “old” members so we have a good environment for sharing and collaboration.  We are very happy to have this opportunity for joint inquiry, experimentation, and play! An interesting article from Harvard Magazine: The […]

  • Taylor Swift may not write computer code, but these girls do – The Washington Post

    … This is where it begins, where girls have aisles and aisles of pink toys and clothes and phones and computers shoved down their throats and are made to believe that technology is something they consume — not create. via Taylor Swift may not write computer code, but these girls do – The Washington Post.

  • Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    Why Women Stopped Coding | Seems odd to me, but probably true!

    I was very interested in the NPR article quoted below because it answers a question I have long pondered: Why aren’t there  more female programmers? During my 10 years as an IT professional, I never played computer games for very long. Why? Because there were so many things that I could learn about and build, so playing games […]

  • More about the Jackson-Via Computer Club

    The Jackson-Via Computer Club meets in the Scratch Lab in the Jackson-Via Library after school on Monday afternoons.  Club Sponsor:  Bonnie Yoder, Jackson-Via SPED Teacher    ~ with help from Nancy Lambert & Ruth Kastenmayer Our thanks to JV Librarian Jennifer Dixon for giving us such a comfortable home in the Library, and to JV ITRT James Daly for his patience, enthusiasm, and […]

  • Scratch is AWESOME! Jackson-Via Computer Club is off to a running start.

    Scratch is AWESOME!  Jackson-Via Computer Club is off to a running start.

    We had  such a fun and enthusiastic first meeting of our after-school JV Computer Club yesterday! In this meeting we began by reviewing the Scratch community guidelines, and then our eleven members chose their Scratch names: jvtoucan, jvkingrex, jvcool-j, jvpackers, jvsoccer, jvlighteningstrike, jvbre, jvstar, jvbaseball, jvmonkey, and jvkittie. We explored the Scratch interface. We learned how to put […]

  • Jackson-Via after-school Computer Club starts TODAY! Getting ready to start Scratching

    Jackson-Via after-school Computer Club starts TODAY!  Getting ready to start Scratching

    This is just the beginning.  We will soar to new heights as we enjoy the fun of computer coding!  Click the MsSuperK sprite to visit our Jackson-Via Computer Club Scratch Studio.