@ 6 p.m.
Scratch helps kids learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively -essential life skills in the 21st century
Demo class for Scratch Programming includes
- Introduction to Scratch Programming
- Creating an online account
- Do an online program
- Teacher to Kid Ratio is 1:6
- More focus on each kid
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
We say that learning though play happens when the activity: five characteristics of play that leads to deeper learning
(1) is experienced as joyful,
(2) helps children find meaning in what they are doing or learning,
(3) involves active, engaged, minds-on thinking,
(4) as well as iterative thinking (experimentation, hypothesis testing, etc), and
(5) social interaction. These five characteristics of play draw on evidence for how children learn best (the science of learning) and how to foster a playful mindset
The Program is organized around a framework that I call the “Four P’s of Creative Learning”: Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play.
It describes why and how parents and educators should provide children with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit.
The ultimate goal: To help children develop as creative thinkers, so that they can create new opportunities for themselves and shape the world of tomorrow
Around the world, governments and companies are proclaiming that we are entering the “era of AI”. Using advances in artificial intelligence, companies are now producing devices that understand speech, cameras that recognize faces, cars that drive by themselves, and computers that identify patterns in huge databases of information.
In the era of AI, the pace of change will continue to accelerate. Today’s children will face a never-ending stream of unknown, uncertain, and unpredictable situations. The key to success and happiness will be the ability to think and act creatively.
Scratch is designed especially for young people ages 8 to 16, but people of all ages create and share with Scratch. Younger children may want to try ScratchJr, a simplified version of Scratch designed for ages 5 to 7.
Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning
Helpful tips for students success online
Make sure you have chrome browser installed on your device
Make sure you’re muted when not talking
Be yourself and respect others
Ask questions using chat
Use reactions to engage with your class
Think before you write
Utilize the raise your hand feature if wanting to ask a question live
Set up an intentional space where the class is going to happen