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New video Capture of the piece at made at Anderson Ranch


Video capture from a sketch that I’m working on.


Screen shot from a sketch that i’m working on, more to come soon!

Screen shot from a sketch that i’m working on, more to come soon!


Final image from the processing sketch that I created at the Studio Mashup Workshop with Casey Reas.
The image is created by compositing photos. The orange lines are created by autonomous agents that avoid areas of brightness in the image.
I will post either a video or the sketch online soon. 

Final image from the processing sketch that I created at the Studio Mashup Workshop with Casey Reas.

The image is created by compositing photos. The orange lines are created by autonomous agents that avoid areas of brightness in the image.

I will post either a video or the sketch online soon. 


» Game Design Unit Plan Using Scratch

Unit plan for a 5 day scratch game design workshop. Work in progress. Comments are open!


Lecture by Casey Reas from Eyeo 2012. I’m going to continue to post some of my favorite lectures from Eyeo. It was such a dense week that I am still processing the experience.

This was one of my favorite lectures from Eyeo. First, I think Reas’ work is very beautiful. Second, the tension between randomness and order is interesting, and Reas is able to blend a historical analysis with his own work in a very engaging way.

I recently was able to take a week long workshop with Reas at Anderson Ranch with Casey Reas, more on that to come.


» An Irish Approach

Article about how scratch is being used in Ireland


» Analyzing Scratch Projects

This looks like a really promising way to assess the level of students coding ability in Scratch.


Scratch@MIT Day 3

Awesome to see students from Ramapo NY describe their Scratch programs during this morning’s keynote. I was impressed by the high level vocabulary and concepts that was in the students explanations.

The approach of the teachers took likely aided this development: “We decided to not touch the computer or the mouse of the student. We decided to not answer any student question directly.”


Scratch@MIT Day 2

Morning Keynote conversation between Connie Yowell, Director of Education for U.S. Programs, MacArthur Foundation and Jan Cuny, Program Officer, National Science Foundation was a very rich dialogue on a whole range of topics. This could conversation could have lasted all day.

Here are some of the topics that were discussed: 

  • Feedback and Motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, online badges as feedback, comments on scratch site as a form of feedback that leads to motivation.
  • Beyond Scratch: how to foster the meaningful extension and transfer of concepts to other forms of computational thinking.
  • Work and Play: “Hard Fun,” students willing to put in work when they are engaged and care about their work. Engaging is not easing.










Documentation of summer research undertaken with the generous support of Fund For Teachers.

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