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Scratch Day 2011, Arlington Career Center, Virginia

Scratch Day 2011
Saturday May 21, 2011, 1-4pm
Arlington Career Center
816 South Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204

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Our third annual Scratch Day will arrive this Saturday afternoon at the Arlington Career Center in Virginia. We’re reprising last year’s winning formula this year to run three concurrent hands-on workshops for teachers, parents and kids. The latest version of Scratch, the MIT Media Lab’s fabulous interactive authoring software, is installed in each of the computer labs. We also expect to be able to demonstrate Scratch 1.4 running on the OLPC XO-1 laptop with support for the built-in camera and the Journal file system.

Our special guest Michael Badger, author of Scratch 1.4: Beginner’s Guide, has graciously offered to return this year. Michael will help lead one of the workshops. His publisher, Packt Publishing, has generously sponsored our event again with copies of the book to raffle and book discount flyers. And we have a special raffle prize related to robotics!

Here is the event schedule:

1:00 – 1:30pm Check in, main lobby
1:15 – 1:30pm Welcome and orientation
1:30 – 3:30pm Scratch workshop for teachers re-certification class (advance registration required)
1:30 – 3:30pm Scratch workshop for parents and teens
1:30 – 3:30pm Scratch workshop for young children (8 – 12 years old)
3:45 – 4pm Raffle prizes and closing remarks

The Scratch Team at MIT has produced some fun promotional videos.

Thanks again to Packt Publishing!

written by Mike Lee on 15 May 2011 Comments Off

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