This ignite talk describes considerations for designing interest-driven coding projects with Scratch. I provide examples of what an interest-driven coding class looks like and how projects are designed for a variety of experience levels and interests within a shared space. I discuss some of the research informing this approach, share examples of interest-driven projects, and provide suggestions for creating interest-driven coding projects and resources.
The video below is a mock version of a five minute lightning talk on interest-driven coding projects, presented at the 2018 Scratch@MIT Conference.
Free coding curricula with this approach
What Does This Approach Look Like?
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