21st Century Concepts-Technology in the Classroom
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The Creator Of Scratch on Technical Literacy, Coding, & Smarter Kids

The Creator Of Scratch on Technical Literacy, Coding, & Smarter Kids | 21st Century Concepts-Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, gave a TEDx talk about the value of coding and computer literacy in early education.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:51 PM

If you have not checked out Scratch, a free programming language from the MIT Media Lab, take the time to listen to this talk by the creator, and then check out the program at the Scratch site, http://scratch.mit.edu/. You may download the program, join an educator's community, check out projects, watch tutorials and much more. One question that is being discussed more and more is if we should teach students programming. We are also told we need to have our students be creators of materials. Scratch may be a program that will help us meet both these goals.

davidconover's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:35 AM

MIT's Scratch is a great program for high school students to learn.

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What do you want to CREATE today? Mapping Media to the Curriculum

What do you want to CREATE today? Mapping Media to the Curriculum | 21st Century Concepts-Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Wesley Fryer has published a book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing." This website provides information in 15 areas such as Interactive Writing, Narrated Slideshow/Screencast, Simulation and Visual Notetaking. 

In each area he provides a definition, a description of the workflow, links to tools and student examples. If you are considering trying some new tools check out this website for ideas!


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