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Monday, 25 June 2018

CS Firehose Keynote - ISTE 2018

ISTE Computer Science Network- CS Firehose 2018

Opening Session and Keynote

Dr. Mitch Resnick - Kids, Coding, and Creativity
Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab.

His Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops the Scratch programming software
and online community (, used by millions of young people around the
world. The group also collaborates with the LEGO Company on the development of new
educational ideas and products, including LEGO Mindstorms and WeDo robotics kits.
Resnick co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100
after-school learning centers where youth from low-income communities learn to
express themselves creatively with new technologies.

Projects, Passion, Peers & Play

Stories about Kids on Scratch

Abhi - makes scratch animations very cartoon like to express himself - computationally
  • Scratch community provides him with feedback and encouragement.

Bubble103 - School projects. Water Cycle, and research projects
I love the idea of working with kids from round the world
Love Colour Divide RPG - Trailer (made by Bubble103)
Comfortable taking risks and making mistakes. -An opportunity to learn something new.

Charlottes Web - book review, some very good Maths problems here that would fit with DMiC
Storytelling through scratch
Perspective - Making the pig get smaller to show its further away. In the code she had multiplied the size by a fraction

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