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Scratch for Beginners

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $200)
April 1 - April 30, 2013 - PDPs: 15 Canceled

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. If you've heard about Scratch or even seen it in action, you may know that it's a fun and powerful tool for students aged 8-16 to for creative exploration, both in and out of school. But you also may find the idea of using Scratch intimidating. Have no fear! This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of Scratch, with students building simple projects to gain familiarity with all that Scratch has to offer. In addition, we will explore ideas for public library programs and curricular connections.

"Scratch for Beginners" was recently mentioned in an article in American Libraries Magazine! 'What’s New in LIS Schools'

Sarah Ludwig: Sarah Ludwig is the Academic Technology Coordinator at Hamden Hall Country Day School. In 2010 she was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader.

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