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October 6th Webinar – Creative Computing: Getting Started with Scratch

October 4th, 2011

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Increasingly, educators are recognizing that people learn best when they are actively engaged in exploring, experimenting, and expressing themselves. In other words, it is hard to beat creativity as a method for learning.

Scratch is a very accessible programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Scratch is appropriate across all content areas, age levels, and ability levels.

Participants of this webinar will be introduced to Scratch and discuss creative computing, a design-based learning approach. Many resources and next steps will be shared as well. Join us on October 6th at 3:15 or 7:15 for an hour of fun and creativity.

Read more about participating.

Click here right before the start of the webinar for quick access.


As promised, here are a few links and resources from the Scratch webinar on October 6th. In no particular order:

Doreen Nelson, pioneer of design-based learning, has a great web-based resource to get you up to speed on the method.

If you are interested in reading a bit more about constructionism, you should read Situating Constructionism by Seymour Papert and Idit Harel.

Scratch Website

Scratch Curriculum Guide

Curated set of interesting sample projects


Scratch Reference Guide

ScratchEd Webinar Archives

Scratch Cards

Scratch Video Tutorials

Scratch Forums



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  1. October 5th, 2011 at 22:06 | #1

    so, will you send me a user name and password for SCRATCH webinar? or can I login as a guest?

    • Juanita Dickson
      October 6th, 2011 at 11:23 | #2

      Just log in as a guest. Enjoy the webinar.

  2. March 15th, 2013 at 18:48 | #3

    That was fun today, Tim! I made it to 10.3 meters! I’ll take a bag of Snickers, *she said, snickering*

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