The 2013-14 academic year has been another big year for Technology Volunteers. As well as volunteering in schools in the local area, we have also been fortunate enough to attend the MIT Scratch Conference in Boston.
MIT Scratch Conference - Boston USA
The Technology Volunteers team attended the Scratch@MIT Conference in August 2014 at the MIT media lab in Cambridge, Boston, USA. Our aim was to share our ideas and resources with conference participants and to encourage participants to use them in their own organisations and workshops. The conference was also a valuable opportunity to experience the different ways that people from around the world are using Scratch creatively in education. We hoped to incorporate some of these ideas into our current workshops that we deliver to local schools in the Coventry and Warwickshire area, and at events we are invited to.
Click here to view report
Click here to view photos from the 'Sensing Me' Workshop
Click here to view photos from the 'Controlling Our World' Poster Session
Click here to view photos from the 'What We Learnt Whilst Teaching Scratch' Presentation
<-- Ignite Presentation
Click here to view this video on YouTube
A Big Thank You!
This project would not have been possible without the kind support of the project sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following organisations for their support:
- University of Warwick Opportunity Fund
- Computing At School
- Faculty of Science
- The Computer Science Department, Mathematics Department and Physics Department at the University of Warwick
- VC's Fund
- Warwick SU Project Fund
For more information about the above project please contact the 2013-14 Project Leaders:
Thomas Preece (Scratch at thomaspreece dot com) (http://thomaspreece.com)
Arteesha Bosamia (A dot B dot Bosamia at warwick dot ac dot uk)
Matthew Healey (M dot M dot Healey at warwick dot ac dot uk)