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Scratch Day 2013

We plan to take part in the 2013 Scratch Day festivities on Saturday 18 May 2013.

Our theme will be:

Scratch In Control
Who is it aimed at?

Teachers and other education professionals across Europe, looking for innovative and cost-effective ways of integrating robotics into the curriculum.

  • Get hands-on experience of working with different projects, from simple plug and play to complex robotic systems. Try out tools like Raspberry PI, Makey-Makey, Picoboards, Arduino, Smart Bus, Multiplo, Make Block and more...

  • Take away a disk of tried and tested project ideas, programs and their accompanying e-books based on our award-winning curriculum.

  • Competitions and prizes too!

What will it cost?

The event is free. But you will need to register in advance so we know how many sets of resources to create and how much food we need for refreshments. All you need to do is organise your own transport and accommodation and turn up!

Later this month we will post detailed travel information for delegates.

What is the programme for the day?

We plan to feature:

  • Scratch, Raspberry Pi and Makey-Makey - put them together and what have you got?
  • Scratch and Picoboards - getting the real world into the computer
  • Scratch and Makey-Makey - enter the world of improbable user interfaces
  • S4A and Arduino - Scratch breaks out of the computer!

Closer to the day, we will publish a more detailed schedule.

Who is behind this?

David Hellam teaches ICT and Computer Science at Riverside School. He has been using Scratch in the classroom since 2007. David is also a Google Certified Teacher and the Czech Republic's 2012 National Award winner for the EU-sponsored U4Energy project - best classroom activity to raise energy awareness. This is the third year that Riverside School has hosted Scratch Day in the Czech Republic.

Can I join in?

Why not? This will be our most ambitious Scratch Day yet. It would be good to have some other teachers from around the world share what they are doing.