Excuse #2: Scratch

Posted in Random at 10:35 pm by Janet

This past year, my library, along with a few other libraries, has been participating in a grant to teach kids Scratch, a digital media design program.  I’ve been making up computer games and figuring out how to teach kids how to make them, too. It’s been quite fun but it’s spilled over into my nonwork/blogging time a bit.

Here are some of my projects. http://scratch.mit.edu/users/janetp

My favorites are the Snowman and the Magic 8 Ball. Seriously, go try it! I know you have important decisions to make–there’s nothing like a Magic 8 Ball to make important life decisions for you.

And here’s my favorite of the kids’ projects, the digital literary magazine. They wrote short stories, poems, and jokes and executed them in Scratch. http://www.wilmette.lib.il.us/kids/litmag/2009/digitalcafe/

The project is mostly over now, but if you come to PLA you can see me talk about it. Yikes!

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