[Noisebridge-discuss] Learn how to teach kids programming with Scratch, starting in January

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 08:26:17 UTC 2013

I had an idea for a class. On some Saturdays I volunteer with the MADE
(Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment), a video game museum in Oakland.
They have a classroom and hold programming classes for kids using MIT's
Scratch environment.

I was thinking of holding classes for would-be teachers to learn basic
programming with Scratch in order to volunteer teaching the classes.
There're several opportunities around the bay area to teach kids Scratch
programming, and Scratch itself is pretty interesting to use.

You wouldn't need any prior programming or teaching experience. Even if you
just wanted to learn Scratch without a commitment to teach, that'd be fine.
I was thinking of starting in January.

Here's the Scratch website. The editor is a browser-based app:

Here're my projects that I've done. You can click the "See Inside" button
to launch the editor and look at the code (which, in Scratch, are
drag-and-drop blocks that snap together):

I've also started a screencast series that covers building several
different games in Scratch:

Anyone interested?

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