Introduction to Scratch
Today in Techie Club we learned about Scratch. Scratch was made by people from a college called M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). They wanted to create an application so kids could be able to program easily. There are 8 tabs that you use to program. The keys are for motion, looks, sound, pen, control, sensing, operators, and variables. With just these 8 tabs you can practically program anything. The characters in scratch are called sprites and you can Continue reading Blog of the Week (12/09/13)
A new resource released today by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and TECH CORPS demonstrates the potential to embed real computer science standards into afterschool and club activities for elementary school age children.
A new “crosswalk” document released by the Continue reading Formal and Informal Groups Working Together to Bridge Need for Computer Science Learning
How To Use The Internet
Today in Techie Club we learned about the Internet. To learn all about the internet we played a game called Peter Packet. Peter Packet is a game where you have to send an email and Peter the Packet has to deliver the message. In the game there are hackers, viruses, and electrical interferences. Like in the real world these are all problems that can stop packets. Hackers are people who want to steal personal information, money, etc. Viruses are tools that hackers Continue reading Blog of the Week (12/02/13)
Today we learned about search engines. There are millions and millions and millions…. of search engines. If you want to search anything with something so that many options show up, you would do this: dino*
If you want to search something so something doesn’t show up, you a minus sign.: -montana Continue reading Blog of the Week (11/18/13)
Two All-Female, OSU Sponsored TECH CORPS Teams to Compete in Regional FIRST LEGO Competition
Girls Rule! That is the motto of TECH CORPS’ WiE TECHie and WiE TECHie Bytes all-girl robotics teams presenting in the FIRST LEGO League regional competition on Saturday, Continue reading Girls Rule more than a “WiE” Bit during LEGO Competition
TECH CORPS announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Lisa M. Chambers, Continue reading TECH CORPS honored as 2013 Top-rated Non-profit