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Wednesday, July 25 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
McNulty - Using Code.org and MIT's Scratch as Assessment and Enrichment

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"The goal of this session is to learn how to use MIT's Scratch as both an assessment tool and an enrichment tool. Students can create animations to illustrate their understanding of Newton's Three Laws, a game to show what they know about animal adaptations or even create an interactive animation to show the character motivation and theme from their latest silent reading book.

This program can also be used to extend learning. Students who have proven they know the material can create anything in Scratch - a math game to teach their classmates how to multiple decimals or an animation that shows the battles and outcomes of the American Revolution.

To begin with, this session will show you how to use the free web based program Code.org to teach the basics of coding to your students as well as yourself! Code.org is a great tool because you and your students can move at your own pace through a series of mini-lessons on the basics of coding languages in fun and engaging activities.

After taking a look at how to set up your class in Code.org and get started, we will jump into MIT's Scratch! Through tutorials and play, you and your students can learn to create both animations and games. We will go over the basics of Scratch, as well as the tutorials. Finally we will end with the many ideas of how you can incorporate this into your classroom no matter what subject you teach!

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Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Berkeley Boston Park Plaza

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