This issue of the ScratchNotes newsletter was sent out on June 5, 2012.
A seasonal newsletter for the Scratch educator community
Volume 3, Issue 4
Have 5 Minutes? Contribute To The Scratch Educator Census
Are you thinking about - or have you already been - helping others learn about Scratch? Respond to the 2012 Scratch Educator Census and enter a raffle for Scratch starter kits, Scratch boards, and Scratch conference registration.
Scratch@MIT 2012 Early Registration Ends June 15
The biennial Scratch@MIT conference will be held this summer at MIT in Cambridge, MA from July 25 to 28. We have an exciting program, including Connie Yowell and Jan Cuny as keynotes. Take advantage of the early registration rates by registering online before June 15.
Reflections On Scratch Day 2012
The fourth annual Scratch Day took place on May 19, 2012, with more than 177 events in 42 countries celebrating Scratch's fifth birthday! Reflect on the annual happenings by checking out pictures, videos, and news from gatherings around the world.
ScratchEd Profile Update Raffle Winners
Thanks to all who updated their profile settings in the newly updated ScratchEd members section. Congratulations to our ten raffle winners, who will receive Scratch Starter Kits: Antonio B., Carlos Eugenio R., Colin M., Debbie S., Julia T., Julio C., Kristyn K., Michelle H., Scott O., and Steve K.
Upcoming Webinar: Educator Year-In-Review
Join members of the worldwide ScratchEd community for our free monthly webinar series, on the last Wednesday of each month. On June 27 at 7pm EDT, hang out with educators Ingrid Gustafson, Janet Dee, and Lorraine Leo as they share their experiences of working with Scratch at school. Sign up online for a reminder email.
May's Assessing Computational Thinking Webinar
How do we talk about what kids are learning with Scratch? And how might we assess that learning? Watch the recording of our May 2012 webinar, where members of the ScratchEd Team describe computational thinking and discuss approaches and strategies for assessing it.
Scratch 2.0 Preview
Curious about Scratch 2.0? Check out this special preview video about the new features that will be included in the next generation of Scratch, and share your feedback in the Scratch 2.0 feedback forum.
Modkit Micro On Kickstarter
Modkit Micro is a graphical programming environment that is bringing microcontrollers to the world. Modkit was co-founded by Lifelong Kindergarten member Amon Millner. Find out more about the project and how to get early access to Modkit on Kickstarter.