The final part of my guest blog series for Edutopia is an advanced Scratch programming lesson that helps middle and high school students explore that mathematics of recursion and fractals. Read it here: edut.to/1qvRkPF
Part one of my new guest blog series for Edutopia is up on their website. It’s a beginner’s tutorial on coding in the classroom with Scratch. Programming a computer is simply telling it what to do, and tools like Scratch make it easy for elementary students to explore Math and even Art through coding. Read it here: edut.to/1oECSoq or you can watch the video tutorial.
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):