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Reflections on Scratch Educator Meetup @ MIT: Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Thanks to everyone who was able to join us on Saturday for our last Scratch educator meetup of the school year, despite the Bruins parade! Here are some notes, reflections, and next steps...

1. Creating

After some initial networking and getting-to-know-you, we got started with some hands-on experiences with Scratch -- with a focus on the physical world through WeDo and PicoBoard. Here are some of the resources we used to get started

WeDo

WeDo kits are available for purchase online from LEGO education.

PicoBoard

PicoBoards are available for purchase online from SparkFun.

For no-hardware Scratch:

2. Discussing

After some building time, we gathered for lunch and discussion. People talked about what they had been working on and the discussions they had.

3. Planning

Although the meetups won't be back until September, we look forward to staying in touch. So, please...

  • Ask questions and find resources here on ScratchEd
  • Attend the monthly webinars - check out our Eventbrite page
  • Come to the August curriculum guide seminar - check out our Eventbrite page
  • Come to the monthly meetups at MIT when they start again in September

Thanks again for attending the meetup. We look forward to seeing you on ScratchEd!

Karen, Michelle, Ricarose, & Linda