Project-based Learning with Scratch (ISTE)

This presentation begins with an introduction to various approaches of project-based learning with Scratch; for example, backwards, inquiry-based, and emergent project designs. The second portion of this session is an interactive exploration of free Scratch project examples and resources I have developed.

The purpose of this session is twofold: a) provide an introduction to different types of project-based learning (e.g., backwards, inquiry-based, and emergent design) and how they lie on the project continuum (i.e., fixed, flexible, or open), and b) to give time to allow attendees to explore the free project-based resources I have created for Scratch. Everyone will walk away with dozens of lesson plans and resources to get them started with project-based learning with Scratch.

Presentation Slides

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What Does Project-based Learning Look Like?

Free Project-Based Lesson Plans I Developed

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Additional Resources


ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators

Computational Thinking (CT) Competencies for Students

ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Innovation in Computer Science Resources

Computer Science Education Pages

JavaScript Resources

MAX/MSP Projects

Media Arts & Technology Makerspace

Scratch Resources

Sonic Pi Resources

Swift Resources

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YouTube Playlists

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