Know any kids in grades 2-6 who would love to learn how to create their own video games? Register them today to join me for Scratch Day at Oklahoma City University on Saturday, May 14, 2016! Scratch Day is an annual event sponsored by the MIT Media Lab to promote coding, digital creativity, computational thinking, and more! Almost 300 locations worldwide, as of this writing, are hosting events on Scratch Day!
- Live in or near Oklahoma City?
- Have or know kids in grades 2 through 6 who are interested in coding and games?
If you answered yes to both these questions, head over to The Div Jr’s website and get them registered! More information about this Oklahoma City event is also available on the official MIT Scratch Day website. Some of the teachers who participated in the Div-sponsored Scratch Camp Educator Training on Saturday, April 16th at Casady School will also be joining to help facilitate.
Scratch is a fantastic, free online platform for coding which allows kids of any age to create animations, interactive stories, games, and more. More schools are introducing students at all levels to coding via “The Hour of Code,” and Scratch is a wonderful and supportive community for students to continue developing their coding skills. It’s also tons of fun!
Please share this event and invitation with other Oklahoma students, teachers, parents, families, and community members you know who might be interested. The Div is a 501.C3 nonprofit based in Edmond, Oklahoma, working to provide more opportunities for students to learn coding and STEM skills. Follow them on Twitter (@thedivorg) and Facebook for more updates.
This 74 second video provides a nice overview of Scratch and why it’s such a powerful and supportive platform as well as community for learning coding. All students participating in Scratch Day are encouraged to create a FREE account on the Scratch website before the workshop, and bring the userID and password so projects can be saved online!
If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, consider subscribing to Wes' free, weekly newsletter. Generally Wes shares a new edition on Monday mornings, and it includes a TIP, a TOOL, a TEXT (article to read) and a TUTORIAL video. You can also check out past editions of Wes' newsletter online free!
Did you know Wes has published several eBooks and "eBook singles?" 1 of them is available free! Check them out! Also visit Wes' subscription-based tutorial VIDEO library supporting technology integrating teachers worldwide!MORE WAYS TO LEARN WITH WES: Do you use a smartphone or tablet? Subscribe to Wes' free magazine "iReading" on Flipboard! Follow Dr. Wesley Fryer on Twitter (@wfryer), Facebook and Google+. Also "like" Wes' Facebook page for "Speed of Creativity Learning". Don't miss Wesley's latest technology integration project, "Show With Media: What Do You Want to CREATE Today?"
On this day..
- Key Takeaways from WYTECC 2015 in Rock Springs, Wyoming - 2015
- Family Oral History and Smartphones (May 2014) - 2014
- Server Alerts Via SMS Gateway or GSM Modem: Unique Identifier Question - 2012
- Lessons Learned From An Immediate Social Network Sharing Button - 2012
- Why was Osama Bin Laden Buried at Sea? - 2011
- NCLB was designed to define public schools as failures - 2010
- WordPress commenting restored thanks to phpMyAdmin table repair - 2009
- PodStock09 Stories - 2009
- Podcasts and Intellectual Property by Glenn Wiebe - 2009
- Students as Self-Advocates: Why/How Learners Should Craft Their Own Digital Footprints by Ginger Lumen - 2009