June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

YALSA Virtual Conference

You all did a wonderful job- hope you enjoy hearing the fruits of your labors! http://http://www.yalsa.ala.org/yalsapresident2010/?page_id=9

Added by Jen on June 29, 2010 at 12:50pm — No 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'…


Added by pessonh@memphislibrary.org on June 8, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Scratch + Google Maps mashup -

This is part of the My Excellent Vacation template- a project to bring together Scratch and google docs!

Here's the link if you want to use and share this.

Added by keithbraafladt on June 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Three updated templates

Hi all,

Cynthia, Sabrina, Jen and myself have been working on our template that we will be using for the documents generated by the project. Here are three working docs. These include the IMLS attributions.

I'm attaching them as pdf's but they are all MS Word docs in the .doc form or .docx. We'll take a look at them in our final meeting in Minneapolis as well.

A simple 2-page intro to Scratch:…


Added by keithbraafladt on June 3, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Whew! that was something: Science Museum Scratch Day 2010!

We hosted about 12 scratch workshops this day! We had about 80 family participants ( we sold out the sessions) throughout the day. We tried some Media Mashup -created programming.... Magic 8Ball - thanks Janet!

And even gave away 6 Scratchday computers with Ubuntu operating system on them - provided by a local group of FreeGeekers! ( you would have been proud, Hillary)

- volunteers galore!

All in all it was a very nice day...… Continue

Added by keithbraafladt on June 1, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

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…


Added by pessonh@memphislibrary.org on June 1, 2010 at 6:09pm — 4 Comments

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