Learning Creative Learning ( #LCL17 ) – Week 2 Reflections
Week 2 is devoted to Projects, and we were asked to focus on learning through making, and to reflect on the creative process through the Creative Learning Spiral. Coding was introduced as a new form of fluency and self-expression, and we were invited to start making projects by using #scratch to animate our name. I have…
Learning Creative Learning – MIT Media Lab #LCL17
As a senior (of a certain age, as they used to say) and Scratch enthusiast, I am so excited to be enrolled in this community. I will be posting my experiences and thoughts here. Stay tuned! Join a community of educators, designers, and tinkerers exploring how to support creative learning through projects, passion, peers, and…
How True! – Lucky Is A Lie
I agree! I was “lucky” when we bought a Commodore 64 computer for our middle-school son and we both started learning BASIC programming. I was “lucky” that I was in Marion, Alabama, when the Internet arrived and Judson College needed a webmaster. He was “lucky” to get a job as a software engineer, but what…
Brain Training: Learn to code by volunteering in a #CSFirst / #Scratch after-school club.
CS First/Scratch – Volunteer & Keep Your Brain Sharp!
Google #CSFirst #Scratch Club – perfect for a diverse elementary school population!
We were so pleased with our first run of the CS First – Game Design activities during our Spring 2015 after-school Computer Club for students in third and fourth grade at Jackson-Via ES. We discovered Google’s CS First midway in our Scratch Club schedule this spring, and thus we ran out of meetings before we were able to…
My favorite MOOC so far – Scratch Programming from edX
I feel like a real CS First “Guru” more than ever now! Our after-school Computer Club is exploring Scratch and Google CS First this year, so I was quick to sign up for the edX Scratch Programming course. I really enjoyed the workout this course gave my brain, but what impressed me the most were the parallels between this college…