Thank you for putting this together. - Here I'm posting the link to download the document in DOC format for others to complete it. I was also able to spend some one-on-one time with students and their projects. I'm using it with my students (age 12-13) , here in Spain. 2. I am putting this as a pre-Session #4 activity. We meet for an 1.5 hour one day a week. We started with 17 students and today (our 4th meeting) I expect 30! It is very usefull for me. I'm not sure I can say exactly what they learned; but I will use the materials again, perhaps with more specific expectations of what I expect the kids to to do. Passing this along to my colleague, who will be pitching an idea for a research study teaching Scratch to community college students! We are currently conducting a pilot of the curriculum guide with 11 educators. Thanks for encouraging kids to be creative. Please share any feedback you have about the guide by posting comments in the Curriculum Guide Draft discussion space. A design-based introduction to computational thinking with Scratch. And i'll post comments and feedback, of course. Update your ScratchEd profile settings by April 30, 2012 to automatically be entered into the drawing to win! Interestingly, we have this document translated into Portuguese. The content for the guide is based on four years of Scratch educator workshops, particularly the Google-funded 2009-2011 Creative Computing workshops and more recently, NSF-funded ScratchEd workshops and meetups. We even learned about binary numbers just like the cs50 class. I'm looking around for sample projects to get my students started. Is it possible for me to get a downloaded version of the Intro to Scratch Video? I used the intro video and all the students were so excited. Boston, MA . Computer science and computing-related fields have long been perceived as being disconnected from young people’s interests and values. I will give a more accurate feedback at the end of the term. We started with 17 students and today (our 4th meeting) I expect 30! This Scratch curriculum guide provides an introduction to creative computing with Scratch, using a design-based learning approach. I finally realized I had to sign up for an account on Vimeo in order to download the file. Because the students seemed to really want to be programmers, I decided to add more programming specific components. That is where I was going to put it, but I feel better about it with your confirmation. Saludo cordial a toda la comunidad, gracias por la oportunidad de ingresar y compartir conocimientos. This is very promising. Science Association, Computer Section, 1992. The Dutch translation of the handouts can be found here:,,,,, As long as we get the translations ready we can upload them to GoogleDocs, Dropbox o whatever place in the cloud and posting the links on the Spanish forum. The full translation is now available at the above link! They are all high achievers in school but some are more artists and designers and some are more programmers. %��������� Prospective students apply through GSAS; in the online application, select “Engineering and Applied Sciences” as your program choice and select "PhD Computer Science" in … Creative computing supports the development of personal connections to computing, by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests. Please let us know how it goes. I'm trying "Dance Party" now. You can share feedback here or in the curriculum guide discussion forum - Does anyone know of model "About Me" programs to introduce lesson two? Google-funded 2009-2011 Creative Computing workshops, NSF-funded ScratchEd workshops and meetups, Portuguese Translation (by Teresa Marques), French Translation (by Denis Guillemenot), Chinese Translation (by Hsinmei Lin and Christopher Clark),,,,,,, It is so thrilling to be around these kids. Graduate students in computer science work with faculty researching: GRE General: Not accepted Many of my lower students finished the Art sessions with only their drawing. What is the syllabi for Harvard undergraduate computer science? I don't have much to offer but encouragement since I just used their materials as-is, but I can say it went pretty well. Anyone have a nice example or two to show the kids? I showed them that Harvard has their CS50 class that uses Scratch for the first program. I just ran through most of the curriculum prepared by the Scratch team -- to the maze project -- with our weakest kids. We are pleased to offer a limited quantity of starter kits for sale at cost. I suggest that you re-organize and expand as follows: 1. Session 1:  Good intro, we were able to work out any permission issues, etc. Thanks Patrick! To find them, you would google “Harvard ”. Fun intro to Scratch. Any pointers or tips would be appreciated. -, We are also hosting a raffle for a chance to win a free Scratch Starter Kit. We all had great laughs and learned how difficult it is to be precise. ,�,{�?2��6�:a઩/�ĥ/�⑿����Ќ�{�j�XkH��'Ilkw�'r�3or������3�ͱ߶=jb��Ǡ�`��6G�zp��h��vw��oB Computer scientists develop new algorithms, invent new systems and theories that empower people and society, and advance the science of computing while working with engineers, scientists, social scientists, lawyers, artists, and others around the University and beyond.