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Teaching and Using Scratch in the classroom?

Looking to contact any teachers who are currently using Scratch in their classrooms/curriculum or who are interested in learning more about it or have been thinking about incorporating into their curriculum.

 

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Hi Tracy, You may want to attend our Scratch workshop in May 2012. Here is the link to register: http://ted21c.ning.com/events/event/listByDate?date=2012-05-16. Nick Rubinfier will be presenting. He uses Scratch with his students. You can contact him here on this network: http://ted21c.ning.com/profile/NickRubinfier?xg_source=profiles_mem...

 

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that's okay, I have been using Scratch in my classroom since it was available. I teach programming to middle school students. (also using Microworlds and I teach a Robotics Club). I am interested in locating NYC public school teachers who are either using it or are interested in learning more about it. There doesn't seem to be a very easy way to see or share what other NYCDOE schools are doing in terms of curriculum such as this and I was hoping to get some contacts for some projects that I am working on. If there is another forum or discussion group that may be a better choice for me to find this information I would love to know. Thanks.
I teach K-5 and Scratch is available to all students though I only teach formal scratch lessons with 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  Right now I'm having 3rd graders make presentation on polygons, using the book The Greedy Triangle. 4th graders are importing in a map of the U.S. and drawing in two states so that the Sprite will walk back and fourth between the two.  And 5th graders are using scratch to make a presentation with multiple stages and sprites on any subject they can adapt to a school topic of study.

The first time a learned scratch was for a Java programming class I had to take at Teachers College.Since then I have been using it with the students in my tech classes.In my experience is a good program to start teaching programming structure with scratch blocks.

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