Scratch @MIT 2014

I just wrapped 3 great days at the biennial Scratch conference held at MIT’s Media Lab in Boston, MA. I met so many other wonderful and interesting people and got to hear about new possibilities for incorporating computational thinking into the classroom.

I also got my hands on a hard copy of the awesome new Creative Computing curriculum guide developed by ScratchEd at the Karen Brennan and her team at the Harvard GSE. You can download a copy free at the link above.

I also presented an Ignite talk titled “Invent Your School!” about my experiments with a curriculum based around students engineering solutions to school-based problems. You can view it here. (I put presenter comments in the notes section of the presentation, just hover over the slides to see the “options” icon shaped like a gear. Then click “open speaker notes” to see what I said during my presentation):