Supporting Creative Computing in Your Classroom With Scratch
Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 21
Dr. Karen Brennan Alexandra Kutler Laura Peters
Learn about a team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that supports K–12 educators in designing computer science learning experiences that promote creativity, self-expression and problem-solving, across grades and subject areas. Meet the team and learn about free resources that can help you support creative computing in your school.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Computer science and computational thinking|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Through our poster session, participants will get a sense of the variety and depth of support materials available for teachers who use Scratch in the classroom. We’ll showcase three main resources: (1) the ScratchEd Online Community, (2) the Creative Computing Curriculum Guide, and (3) the ScratchEd Meetups Network. We are particularly excited to present excerpts from the most recent edition of the Creative Computing Guide, which offers lesson plans for Scratch 3.0.
* Brennan, K. (2015). Beyond technocentrism: Supporting constructionism in the classroom. Constructivist Foundations, 10(3), 289–296.
* Brennan, K. (2013). Learning computing through creating and connecting. Computer, 46(9), 52–59. doi:10.1109/MC.2013.229
* Brennan, K., & Resnick, M. (2013). Imagining, creating, playing, sharing, reflecting: How online community supports young people as designers of interactive media. In N. Lavigne & C. Mouza (Eds.), Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective (pp. 253–268). New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-4696-5_17
* Brennan, K., & Resnick, M. (2012, April). New frameworks for studying and assessing the development of computational thinking. In Proceedings of the 2012 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada (pp. 1-25).