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Reflections on Scratch Educator Meetup @ MIT: Saturday, May 5, 2012

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ScratchEd Team

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the May 2012 Scratch Educator Meetup!

Here is a recap and some reflections from the event:

Below is a list of the attendees who attended the meetup on Saturday:

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  • Networking - To help attendees meet one another, we started the meetup off with a speed dating activity.
  • Breakout Sessions - Participants were asked to contribute ideas to the whiteboard. Then, Karen organized the topics into two blocks of 45-minute breakout sessions. The first block of sessions included three discussions around finding resources for financing Scratch workshops, getting started with Scratch, and ideas for a presentation Scratch project. The second block of breakout groups included a remix design challenge to build a project using the JetPack Girl sprite and a discussion around student motivation and engagement.
  • Photos on Flickr - View photos from the event on Flickr.

Show & Tell

  • Scratch Day 2012 - Jen explained what Scratch Day is and shared new resources for event organizers.
  • Creative Computing Workshop - Michelle introduced the Creative Computing workshop taking place at MIT this summer and invited people to enter the participant raffle.
  • JP Girl Remix - Jesse shared his remix of JetPack Girl that was created during the design challenge breakout session.
  • Night-Flight - Jeff presented his night-flight project which was inspired by a scrolling project remixed by Karen.
  • Jet Girl Remix - Janet showed her version of remixing JetPack Girl that included objects to be collected. 
  • JetPack Girl and Plato's Cave - Trinh and Mylo collaborated on developing a game where JetPack Girl must avoid falling rocks.
  • Nightlite - Vanessa shared an out of this world project that she created during the remix design challenge.

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