Are Higher Order Thinking Skills and ICT priorities for you?
They are for us, so Grant High School and Mount Gambier High School are joining forces to run Scratch Day events for our region on Friday, May 21st, 2010.
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We want to sow seeds that tackling the hard stuff like Computer Science can be fun and worth doing. We are promoting this activity for year 6/7 students who need extending and will be able to take the skills they acquire back to their respective schools and help other students have fun with this thinking. All teams are to have at least one student from each gender.

Our Secondary School students will be acting as mentors to these primary school students.

Scratch is free and so is this event - NO COST

2010 Event Report

What is Scratch?

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed with learning and education in mind.

As young people create projects in Scratch, they learn many of the 21st century skills that will be critical to success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analysing systematically, using technologies fluently, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively and learning continuously.

It is intended especially for 8 – 16 year-olds, but younger children can work on Scratch projects with their parents or older siblings, and college students use Scratch in some introductory Computer Science classes.
http://info.scratch.mit.edu/ Educators


Event Details

Level
Audience
Location
Beginners
For schools that have not yet been infected with the Scratch bug
Mount Gambier High School
Advanced
For schools that have been infected with the Scratch bug and want to take on more complex challenges
Grant High School

Resources

Scratch Reference - http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/Reference_Guide_1.4
Scratch Day welcome video - http://www.vimeo.com/11588843

Promotional Material

If you would like to use some promotional material for the event, feel free to print any of the following;
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Supporters

  • Adelaide Uni - Dr Cheryl Pope and 10 $30 Coles Meyer Vouchers
  • Google - Google Engineer, Katie Bell to web cam into our event for a chat
  • TAFE SA - Pam Waters and some flash drives for the mentors
  • Uni SA - Dr Stewart Von Itzstein and $500 prize money
  • TIA - Andrea McCarthy

**Post event participant feedback Form**