Report from the Scratch@MIT Conference: Empowering Everyone With Technology and Media

9 years ago

This weekend, I attended a dynamic conference at MIT for developers, educators and users working with the Scratch programming language. Scratch allows novices to program using graphical blocks that snap together to create interactive stories, games and animations. I decided to write my blogpost in Scratch. Click on the image below to watch it, then hurry on back!

Scratch Project

These videos from MIT offer more details on how programming in Scratch works:

Here is what some other bloggers had to say about the conference. JoNelle Garder wrote:

This past year we used the software in my fifth grade elementary technology classes. Also, students formed a club to continue to learn more ways to program using Scratch. I did not realize how important Scratch has become and what a huge impact Scratch has had world wide until this conference.

SLConceptual is impressed that there is a version of Scratch for Second Life. Aaron says the conference ended months of anticipation.

My own teaching experience with Scratch suggests that it is a great way to demystify programming and attract kids who might not be willing to try computer science under other circumstances.

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