Scratch Curriculum Guide An introductory computing curriculum using Scratch. What is Creative Computing? Creative computing is...creativity. Computer science and computing-related fields have long been introduced to young people in a way that is disconnected from their interests and values – emphasizing technical detail over creative potential. Creating Computer Games with MaKey MaKey and Scratch Last week, I took advantage of two newer additions to my library district's programming supplies to offer a school-age STEAM maker program. I had sent to my branch one of our mobile computer labs--8 laptops, plus an instructor laptop, so those of us without dedicated program computer lab space can offer computer programs--and a kit of MaKey MaKeys, and a group of 9-12 year olds and I set to creating our own computer games with the added excitement of using the MaKeys to play them. Here's what we did. Part I: MaKey MaKeys To get things started, I introduced how circuits work; completing a circuit is key to getting the MaKeys to function properly, so the introduction seemed apt. From there, kids opened their MaKey MaKey kits and we started to attach the alligator clips to the board.
Storylistening versus Storytelling? This week’s chat2lrn is a post from crew member Fiona Quigley, who works for Logicearth Learning Services based in Ireland. I just love stories; it was an integral part of my Irish upbringing – two Scottish grannies and family of singers tends to make it that way! And over the last few years, I’ve had a bit of a hobby collecting stories. I’m not a great storyteller myself, but I do love to listen to others’ stories and to collect them. Over the last few years, I’ve collected more than 1500 women’s career stories. Some are short – a couple of paragraphs, while others go on and on for pages, reaching a eureka moment at the end.
untitled The MaKey MaKey lets curious kids turn just about anything into a functioning computer interface - so long as that material is conductive. Fancy playing the piano using bananas? Or, making a working game controller with Play-Doh? With the MaKey MaKey, you can use everyday objects to create incredible interactive projects! Lifelong Kindergarten Group - Scratch Wiki The logo of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group. The Lifelong Kindergarten Group (LLK) is a group within the MIT Media Lab designed to "expand the range of what people can design, create, and learn". Some of the LLK's most well-known projects include Computer Clubhouses and Scratch. Mission Staff YouTube in the Classroom: Practice What You Teach If there’s one question I get asked a lot from educators, it’s how to download YouTube videos. There are lots of reasons why you might want to do this, but truthfully, there aren’t any good reasons why you should. I realize that this may not be a very popular post with some people, but I feel like it should still be written. In essence it comes down to this. Can you download videos from YouTube? Yes.
Scratch Help - Scratch Help ScratchEd An online community for educators using Scratch, with stories, discussions, and resources, such as the Scratch curriculum guide. Scratch Wiki The Scratch Wiki contains a wide variety of articles by Scratchers for Scratchers, including advanced topics and tutorials. Scratch 2 Offline Editor Download the Scratch 2 offline editor. Scratch - Developers Where can I learn more about Scratch? Scratch is a free programming language and online community where young people can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. You can learn more about Scratch here. Are there rules to using this code in my application? You may use this code in accordance with the license which governs each project.
Using Modern SEO to Build Brand Authority It's obvious that the technology behind search engines' ability to determine and understand web entities is gradually leaning towards how real people will normally perceive things from a traditional marketing perspective. The emphasis on E-A-T (expertise, authoritativeness, trustworthiness) from Google's recently updated Quality Rating Guide shows that search engines are shifting towards brand-related metrics to identify sites/pages that deserve to be more visible in search results. Online branding, or authority building, is quite similar to the traditional SEO practices that many of us have already been accustomed with. Building a stronger brand presence online and improving a site's search visibility both require two major processes: the things you implement on the site and the things you do outside of the site. This is where several of the more advanced aspects of SEO can blend perfectly with online branding when implemented the right way.
Makey Makey Classic How To Setup 1) Plug in USB Small side of USB cable plugs into Makey Makey, big side plugs into computer. 2) Close Popup Window