The ScratchEd Team has assembled several resources related to our #ScratchEdChat on Scratch and Civic Engagement. Take a look at the list below, and feel free to add your own as well!
Children’s Civic Engagement in the Scratch Online Community - an analysis by Ricarose Roque, Sayamindu Dasgupta, and Sasha Costanza-Chock, of civic engagement in the Scratch online community, exploring the many ways that Scratchers connect with current issues, locally, globally, and within the Scratch Online Community.
We especially wanted to highlight their recommendations for educators and designers (Section 5):
Connect to Where the Learners Are and What They Are Already Doing
Facilitate Rather than Dictate
Encourage a Sense of Ownership over the Community
Support Channels for Dutiful Citizenship
A ScratchEd crowdsourced list of projects and studios about Scratch and Civic Engagement: http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/resources/civic-engagement-and-scratch