If you're an Australian educator working with Scratch, I'd really appreciate it if you could complete this short survey for me. It has a list of the key learning outcomes (content descriptors) found in the Year 7 Mathematics Australian Curriculum. If you could go through the list and tick any Maths descriptor that you feel could be met through the act of coding using Scratch, I'm hoping that when enough people fill the form in we might end up with a general idea of just how useful (or not) Scratch could be in meeting general curriculum learning goals.
The form can be found here.
On Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm I'll be running a 1.5 hour session at the ACEC Conference in Adelaide called Teaching Students to Think using Scratch 2.0. It's going to be a very practical hands-on session and will use the new Scratch 2.0 interface, so if you're attending make sure you bring a computer with a modern web browser (like Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and expect to have some hard fun! We will try to complete 3 or 4 simple projects that teach you the key ideas in Scratch, and by the end of the session you will be ready to start Scratching with your kids! There are a number of other Scratch sessions at ACEC too, so check those out as well.
This site is brought to you by Crux Learning, and is a work in progress. It will build to be a library of Scratch resources and links, but more importantly a great collection of Scratch challenges and interesting projects to work on. Stay tuned for more soon!
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