Scratch Showcase: Making Coding More Playful, Social, and Meaningful

Saturday, September 29, 2018: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Meeting Room 14 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Natalie Rusk, Director of Learning Research, Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT Media Lab
Presenters:
Karen Wilkinson, Tinkering Studio Director, Exploratorium, Keith Braafladt, Director, Learning Technologies Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, Susan Klimczak, Education Organizer, Learn 2 Teach - Teach 2 Learn Program, South End Technology Center @ Tent City and Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Director of the Art Gallery and Sarnoff Collection, The College of New Jersey

Too often, coding is introduced as a narrow activity with a right-or-wrong answer. In this session, we’ll explore a more playful, social, and meaningful approach to coding, using the Scratch programming language. You’ll learn the wide variety of ways that people are using Scratch, including connecting to the physical world.

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