This podcast is a recording of Susan Andrews’ presentation, “Bring Curriculum Alive with SCRATCH” at the 2010 METC Conference. The official program description was: Are your students ready to meet 21st Century skills using a fun, simple and free computer programming language to create curriculum related projects? SCRATCH was designed to allow students to use math with lots of ingenuity to create interactive stories, games, music and art while integrating concepts from every area of their curriculum. BYOL – Scratch installed. Download from

Show Notes:

  1. Scratch Software from MIT
  2. METC 2010 Conference
  3. Pivot Stickfigure Animator
  4. Podcast264: Grassroots Creativity: Helping Everyone Become a Creative Thinker by Dr. Mitchel Resnick (July 2008)
  5. Lifelong Kindergarten
  6. PicoCricket
  7. MIT Media Lab
  8. Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society by Mitchel Resnick (PDF)
  9. All I Really Need to Know (About Creative Thinking) I Learned (By Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten by Mitchel Resnick (PDF)
  10. Computer as Paintbrush: Technology, Play, and the Creative Society by Mitchel Resnick (PDF)
  11. My blog notes from Dr. Resnick’s July 2008 NECC presentation (including some additional links)
  12. Dr. Mitchel Resnick’s Keynote at BLC07: Tools for Creative Thinking (shared by Bob Sprankle)

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