Creative Computing Online Workshop: Starting this week!

June 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

I don’t know how I missed this!  I just watched the opening preview video, and it looks really cool.  I don’t have the time to join in right now, but encourage others to check it out.

Creative computing is about creativity. Computer science and computing-related fields have long been perceived as being disconnected from young people’s interests and values. Creative computing supports the development of personal connections to computing, by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests.

Creative computing is about computing. Many young people with access to computers participate as consumers, rather than designers or creators. Creative computing emphasizes the knowledge and practices that young people need to create the types of dynamic and interactive computational media that they enjoy in their daily lives.

Engaging in the creation of computational artifacts prepares young people for more than careers as computer scientists or as programmers. It supports young people’s development as computational thinkers – individuals who can draw on computational concepts, practices, and perspectives in all aspects of their lives, across disciplines and contexts.

via Creative Computing Online Workshop.

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  • 1. Ed Bujak  |  June 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    This “Creative Computing Online Workshop” (Scratch) has support from Google’s CS4HS initiative, but is listed on the CS4HS site http://cs4hs.com/ under Harvard University since that is location of the in-person meeting to be held Saturday, July 13, 2013.
    Note: There are 4 other online CS4HS teacher workshops: http://cs4hs.com/projects/

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