A World of Possibilities with Scratch Programming

Presented by: Sanjin Dedić


Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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Program Description

Scratch is a block based programming language developed by M.I.T’s Media Lab to make programming simple enough to be taught to primary school children.

Instead of intricate text commands, programs with Scratch are assembled using drag and drop colour coded blocks.

These attributes make Scratch the ideal low entry high ceiling application for all students and teachers who are undertaking programming for the first time. The basics Scratch can be learned in minutes and intermediate applications which we will cover in this workshop include:

  • Visual output programs that create colourful art designs
  • Quiz programs which train students in math and memorisation
  • Games with dynamics of shooting and chasing
  • Plotting of graphs and equations
  • Simulation equations of projectiles (like the Angry Birds Game)

NOTE: Lesson plans and learning resources for each activity are complementary with the workshop. final assessments.

Event Details:

  13th November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
 

Jasper Hotel

489 Elizabeth St,

Melbourne

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  Target Audience: STEM and Technology Teachers Years: 5-8.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Sanjin Dedić is a teacher and a robotics engineer with a background in product development and automation.

He has previously taught systems engineering and digital technologies and created special mathematics and technology programs for Gifted and Talented students in schools around Australia.

Since the introduction of the Digital Technologies Curriculum Sanjin has been developing teacher training and extensive resources (learning sequences, tutorials and lesson plans) in platforms such as Scratch, Python, Arduino and GameMaker.


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