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  • Ginette Van Praag 03 Jun 2016 12:12pm () in Scratching our heads for ideas with Scratch!

    You may also find the ScratchEd website useful as it collates teaching stories (including teacher contributed planning and resources) with Scratch from across the Globe:


    Here's the results page from ScratchEd on Makey Makey

    Would be great to hear how you get on. Have fun!

  • Ginette Van Praag 13 Mar 2015 5:24pm () in Coding for Intermediate students

    I've just been reading through this thread and would like to introduce myself, because this is a topic close to my heart.

    I've taught Scratch and junior programming / computer science for a few years. Go here for Scratch and STEM projects done with years 4/5 +. 

    I'm currently doing a Post Grad Diploma in eLearning and Digital Technologies at the moment, with a special focus on implementing Computer Science in the classroom. 

    I have a few hats that I wear that are focused on this space - I'm eLearning support facilitator for the VLN Primary School, eTeacher for the VLN, teaching Level 1 Digital Technologies and Director of The Technology Hub, which has provider content in Pond.

    On the Hub website there's a range of resources I've developed relating to this topic, including a starter Scratch resource anyone is welcome to download with my compliments, just click on this link.

    On the web site you'll also find information about the after-school programme for the 8-12 age group I co-founded with Whangarei Central Libraries, teaching kids Programming and CS with Raspberry Pis.

    All very cool learning.  By all means contact me if you'd like to discuss your ideas further, or if I can help in any way with your project Mary-Anne.  

    I'm planning to offer an introduction to programming and computer science course through VLN Primary next term.  If you are interested in enrolling your students, please email me: ginette.vp@vln.school.nz

    Nga mihi