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Friday, April 7 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Scratch: You Know You Want To

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Of course you want to know how to have your students coding Scratch! But it helps if you have some experience with it first. Any level experience welcomed in this session, including no experience. Scratch is a free coding program that uses blocks, and is a good bridge between a “pre-scripted” environment like Code.org and text-based programming. In this session, we will look just briefly at possible curriculum connections. Resources to help you and your students will be shared. In this session, you will get to use the Four C’s (Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity) while you actually create in Scratch. Come on, you know you want to...


Friday April 7, 2017 9:20am - 10:10am

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