Scratch Day is a global network of events that celebrates Scratch and the young people who code and create with it. This year’s Scratch Day is extra special, because it also coincides with Scratch’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, The Div is hosting a Scratch Camp in Oklahoma City!
Projects will be similar to those covered in our 2016 camp, but this year we’re also exploring how Scratch can be used to interact with the “real world”. We’ve teamed up with our friends from the OKC Open Source Hardware group and a portion of camp will be an introduction to activities using the Raspberry Pi.
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a visual programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT. The platform makes it easy for children to program their own interactive stories, games and animations, and share these creations with others in the online community. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively— essential skills for life in the 21st century.
- Date: Saturday, May 13
- Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
- Location: The Techlahoma Event Center at Starspace 46
- Facilitator: Wes Fryer
- Grades: 3rd- 6th
- Capacity: 20 students
- Cost: $40 (Includes lunch and a t-shirt)
- Scholarships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.