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Blog of the Week (12/09/13)

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)

Formal and Informal Groups Working Together to Bridge Need for Computer Science Learning

IMG_0365A 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

Blog of the Week (12/02/13)

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)