Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Scratch Day is a global network of events happening throughout the year that brings young people together to share projects made with Scratch’s free coding platform with its online and offline communities. Initiated through a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch Day has already hosted 1,214 events this year alone.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College joined the Logo Foundation to host Scratch Day for more than 170 youth participants (ages 5-12 years old), their parents, and teachers. Dr. Nathan Holbert from the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program directed the day, which featured workshops on character-driven interactive storytelling games, Scratch-based video and arcade games, and the design and production of physical objects through coding. Students from the MST Department volunteered to help run the event.
For more information about TC Scratch Day 2017 and to see the program of the workshops, please visit the Logo Foundation website.
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