I’ve written about Scratch as a great way to get kids as young as 6 years old coding. This Saturday, May 18, Chicago-area kids will have a chance to get to learn Scratch and show off their best projects if they’re already coding.
Attendees will also get the scoop on the new Scratch, Scratch 2.0! During a Skype session with the team from MIT. It’s going to be the cat’s pajamas.
In addition, the Younger Maker Teen (YMT), the Older Maker Teen (OMT) and I will be on hand sharing our knowledge and skills, too! YMT will be showing off his projects integrating the Makey Makey with Scratch and OMT will be doing…something. I’m going to talk about #STEMchat and resources for parents to support their children’s passions for coding and STEM projects.
Join us and other Chicago Scratchers at our area’s 5th annual Scratch day. The fun will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at West Ridge Elementary School.
The day will include demos, workshops (possibly even by yours truly) and many opportunities to play around and share ideas.
The event will run from 9-2 at West Ridge Elementary School, 6700 N. Whipple in the 3rd Floor – Library/Computer Lab.
There is no charge for this event. See you there?
Here’s a Makey Makey project YMT made one very boring day when I refused to soothe his whining with computer time. Well, sort of. He knew he could get the screen time if he added a maker component and he was right!