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Yay! Drawing Tablets! ...and MyPaint

Hey guys,

I finally have had some success installing our brand new Bamboo Drawing Tablets. We, in Memphis, had kind of been at an impasse as far as a replacement for ArtRage in Ubuntu. After a suggestion on an internet site, I have downloaded MyPaint. It is great. If you have drawing tablets, it's the perfect application! Not only is it free, but it offers much more creative possibilities than the free version of ArtRage 2.5. Enough commercial time, off to play!…

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Posted on October 27, 2010 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Help. :)

Hey guys,



Teen Tech Camp 2010 went very well here in Memphis. I haven't posted any projects though. Fortunately/ Unfortunately our wireless network went to an Aruba based system and I didn't have the foresight to update the drivers on our computers. :) Lesson learned.



The great news is that now we have some funds for wireless mice and drawing tablets. We've purchased the Bamboo tablets by Wacom. The mice are plug and play, but I am having some difficulty with the tablets. I… Continue

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

Basic and 'Advanced' Concepts in Scratch

Hey guys,

Thanks again for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration last week. Our meeting gave me a much needed boost of energy heading into the summer. Today I made two 'sample' Scratch Programs. A very basic one following the Introduction to Animation directions, and a Magic 8 Ball inspired by Janet's project.

The basic one I am thinking of running with our 6-12 year old crowd. If we make it past the basics, then I am thinking of introducing the 'sound'…

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Posted on June 8, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Scratch with 6-12 yr olds!

On June 29th my co-workers in the Children’s Department and I are running a Scratch program for children ranging in age from 6-12. I haven’t run a program with participants quite this young. This change has come as a result of meeting two phenomenal nine year olds, pacsponge and flimflamjj. They took to Scratch more quickly than my teens and have made some really great programs in the process.

Any suggestions/experiences working with younger…

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Posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:09pm — 4 Comments

Teen Tech Camp 2010

Hey guys,

Still trying to resolve some Ubuntu bug issues and sounds in Scratch. Unfortunately, due to the flooding here in Tennessee our internet capabilites here have been sporatic. Still trying to find a friend or co-worker with internet access and the ability to burn a LiveCD of Ubuntu 9.1 or higher!

Also, at a meeting yesterday, I was informed that I will be teaching Teen Tech Camp again. It seems our outside instructor has fallen through. :) So, now I am…

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Posted on May 5, 2010 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

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At 4:15pm on April 22, 2009, keithbraafladt said…
I'll take a look at what you've posted and see what I can share with you in terms of how to learn about the variables. I could download one of the games of your choice and insert comments on the different program scripts... as a first try...?
At 12:21pm on April 22, 2009, keithbraafladt said…
I have all sorts of thoughts about this... the biggest challenge is connecting the understanding of something in Scratch with an actual need... One of the first ways I introduce variables is to work on a game that collects points and has a timer. Have you made a game on your own yet? ( I'll follow this with responses to your questions)
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