Participants in this workshop will be given access to a Class Notebook application so they can connect with the presenter in a real life scenario. Emma will run the session with real time activities within this platform. Demonstrations will also include how pedagogical frameworks and student learning outcomes can be achieved with greater simplicity.
With Scratch 3 you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a free program developed by MIT. The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the toy uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal. This function allows the Makey Makey to work with any computer program or webpage that accepts keyboard or mouse click inputs.