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Hallo All
As you maybe remember I wrote The Chronicles of Scratch, seven short amazing stories about the Scratch's world seen by the sprite's side. We want to translate from italian to english

The Chronicles of Scratch is currently in italian, but is the time to make an English version. Don't you agree?

To do that, Chronicles of Scratch is live on kickstarter.
The funds will be used to pay the translation from italian to english, allowing us to create an ebook in english version, to be published on Amazon and on other online publishers.
If you like the project, and/or if you would read the ebook in english, you might consider to be a backer
Thank you all
Seven short amazing stories about the Scratch's world seen by the sprite's side. We want to translate from italian to english
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Michael Tempel

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This is a reminder that registration for the 2016 Logo Summer Institutes is now open. We have an expanded schedule this year with three locations.
 
June 20-24, 2016
High Meadow School
Stone Ridge, New York
July 11-15, 2016
The Spence School
New York City
August 1-3, 2016
Baines Middle School
Fort Bend ISD
Missouri City, Texas
 
The Logo Summer Institute is an intensive workshop in creative computing for K12 teachers, parents, and technology integrators. Our project-based approach supports computational thinking and STEAM learning and teaching. The program is highly individualized to accommodate novices as well as more experienced participants, teachers of different subjects, and those who work in informal settings as well as in classrooms.
 
Learn to code as you explore and create projects using Scratch, Makey Makey, Hummingbird, Arduino, LEGO and a many other hardware and software platforms.
 
The Logo Summer Institute provides a relaxed atmosphere and a great deal of personal attention from experienced workshop leaders. We have a low participant to facilitator ratio and daily advisory meetings to insure that participants' individual needs are met. 
 
For complete information and to register go to www.logofoundation.org/summer
(Note: At this time the August Logo Summer Institute in Texas is full. You may add yourself to the waiting list. There is space available in the Stone Ridge and New York City workshops.)
 
Please let people know about the Logo Summer Institutes. Thanks.
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Logo Foundation
250 West 85th Street, Suite 4D
New York NY 10024
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tel: +1 212 579 8028
mobile: +1 212 877 2429
www.logofoundation.org
 
August 1-3, 2016. Baines Middle School. Fort Bend ISD Missouri City, Texas. Sorry, registration for the Logo Summer Institute at this location is full, Click the button to add yourself to the waiting list. We'll notify you if space becomes available.
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Here are the coding resources we've compiled for our 7th-9th Grade Hackathon!
http://codepen.io/sam_123/full/eJwLwR
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Gyan Yagya

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alex salgado

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car racing simulator in SCRATCH

Hi people, look this simulator made by my students.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/80441758/  
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Linda George

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Checking back into our old forums...teaching Scratch currently to grades 3-5 and wondered if there are any new (to me!) simple lessons, Scratch cards, etc.! Thanks!
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I am also checking back. I'm looking for material to help me build lessons on fractals using both TurtleArt and Scratch. 
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Alexis Cobo

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Hi all! I am a new faculty member to my school this year and looking for good comp Sci related ice breakers to get to know the students! Any recommendations? We are going to play program the teacher but I want to try to learn their names and introduce CT at the same time so that will be the second lesson. Thanks! 
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Secret Alphabet Template
create your secret alphabet / language...
you can share your alphabet in this gallery https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/454922/projects/
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Can be a way to learn astonomy?
Draft version any suggestions are welcome
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Are you going to #scratch2015AMS this summer?

http://www.scratch2015ams.org/
Amsterdam wil host the 7th international Scratch conference August 12-15, 2015. The menu links to pages with detailed information. The remainder of this page will be a blog where the organizing committee will share what happens before, during and after this event. Scratch conferences are special ...
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I have understood that you will not present to the conference! we will stay some days too , after we would visit Germany
As my daughter is studing the second World Warwe will visit 

travel map:
https://goo.gl/p2trgf
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 test your blind drawing ability - Have Fun
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ti serve un programma di screencast (cerca sul web) tipo CamStudio.
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Jesse Heines

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Many of the students in our interdisciplinary, college-level, general education, computing+music course have trouble understanding local vs. global properties.  In our latest assignment,  two independent groups were trying to do very creative things by changing the volume and instrument "on the fly" as their programs ran.  They both ran into the same problem: that changing the volume or instrument in one sprite only affects the "play note" blocks IN THAT SPRITE.  That is, volume and instrument are LOCAL TO A SPRITE.  Tempo, on the other hand, is GLOBAL TO THE ENTIRE PROGRAM.  These concepts are critically important.
 
I therefore created the program linked below to set the volume in one sprite and have it apply to another sprite.  To do this, you have to use a global variable that is interpreted by the sprite in which the music is playing.  The example is at
 
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/54567006/#editor  
This program has three sprites: a control, a "boy" sprite that gets softer as the music plays, and a "girl" sprite that simultaneously gets louder as the music plays. 

Of course anyone is welcome to use this demo in their own teaching if they find it helpful.
 
Jesse
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:)
I agree that is pity you can't see scratch projects on smartphones; I guess scratch team is working on htlm5 Scratch version
For mobile, I used AppInventor with High School girls and it has been a great experience 
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Join the workshop at https://creative-computing.appspot.com Creative Computing is a six-week online workshop for educators who want to learn more about using Scratch and supporting computational thinking in the classroom and other learning environments. The workshop, which is free, was held from Monday, June 3, 2013 and ended on Friday, July 12, 2013, but the materials and resources remain available online for anyone who wants to follow the activities at their own pace. The online workshop was followed by a day-long, in-person symposium at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Saturday, July 13, 2013. More info is available at http://cc-symposium.eventbrite.com Please use the #ScratchEd #CCOW tag pair to follow and share updates.
 
today was born Saymour Papert: happy birthday
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Michael Tempel

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Registration is now open for the 2016 The Logo Summer Institutes. This year we've expanded to offer three locations with dates in June, July, and August:

June 20-24, 2016  
High Meadow School
Stone Ridge, New York



July 11-15, 2016
The Spence School  
New York City

August 1-3, 2016
Baines Middle School, Fort Bend ISD
Missouri City, Texas 

Please go to www.logofoundation.org/summer to find out more and to register.

The Logo Summer Institute is an intensive workshop in creative computing is for K12 teachers, parents, and technology integrators. Our project-based approach supports computational thinking and STEAM learning and teaching. The program is highly individualized to accommodate novices as well as more experienced participants, teachers of different subjects, and those who work in informal settings as well as in regular classrooms.
 
Learn to code and explore physical computing and robotics. Use a variety of platforms including Scratch, Makey Makey, Hummingbird, Arduino and more. Develop curriculum to support project-based learning with your students. See how mathematics, art, science, language arts, and other subjects are integrated in multi-media stories, games, robotic creations, and a wide range of imaginative projects.

The Logo Summer Institute provides a relaxed atmosphere with a small group of colleagues and a great deal of personal attention from experienced workshop leaders.

Please let friends and colleagues know about the 2016 Logo Summer Institutes.
  
Thanks
The Logo Summer Institute is an intensive workshop in creative computing for K12 teachers, parents, and technology integrators. Our project-based approach supports computational thinking and STEAM learning and teaching. The program is highly individualized to accommodate novices as well as more ...
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Catrobat

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Please help us spread the news about our Alice in Wonderland game creation event http://www.alicegamejam.com/ which we jointly organize with the Scratch team and other great partners! There are two great ways how you can help:

Please help motivate kids, especially teenage girls, to take part in the online event being held from December 7-13, 2015 all over the world. One way is electronically, and another way is to send posters we have designed to middle and high schools in your area or even country. The ideal time for the poster to be hung out at schools is December 7. You can find several variants of the A2 sized posters, including some where the text has been left out so they can be easily translated into your language or add the logo of a local sponsor, at http://catrob.at/aliceposters --- please let us know at alice@alicegamejam.com 

We want to offer great prizes in a raffle to participating kids. If you can help us with some small giveaways that are attractive especially to teenage girls, please let us know via alice@alicegamejam.com--- if you want your giveaways can be also restricted to kids in your area.

Kind regards, and thank you for your support!!

Wolfgang | www.catrobat.org
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Wonderful! I'll organize a CSEdWeek event for this in my school: www.titeica.com
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Steve Ciampaglia

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If you are in Chicago on Sept 2, please stop by and check out the Plug-In Studio Street Arcade: social issue videogames made by teens using Scratch
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Please join Books Not Bullets .  a Scratch gallery for supporting the Malala's Project (more info about the project here http://www.malala.org/booksnotbullets/)
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Choreographic Gallery
I made a gallery for collecting choreograpic projects. Please add your choreogpraphic creations
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Carl Bogardus

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New Scratch course available:

"The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announced that we will once
again be offering our online course "An Introduction to Programming using
Scratch"

This summer's participants will have six weeks (June 8-July 17) to
complete a six unit course. Each unit is a blend of 60-90 minutes of
lecture videos (roughly five minutes each), hands on guided activities, and
independent programming assignments. The course will require a TOTAL
commitment of approximately 20-25 hours. The pace of the course is up to
the participants who may start and end at their convenience, at any time
during the course offering - so long as the course is completed by July
17th. The course assumes no prior programming experience and will include
material on teaching Scratch for Logo, storytelling, text interaction, and
game playing, as well as coverage of some advanced topics.

You may participate in the course for personal development completely FREE
of charge. Participants interested in earning one-hour of graduate workshop
credit (suitable for license renewal in the state of Iowa) have the OPTION
of doing so for a fee of $75 billed by the University of Northern Iowa.

Please feel free to contact Ben Schafer for questions or additional information at schafer@cs.uni.edu. Further details and the registration
form are available at: www.cs.uni.edu/~schafer/outreach/cs4hs/."
The department of computer science at the University of Northern Iowa will once again be offering programs for teachers through Google's CS4HS program. The goal of these programs is to prepare teachers to use computational tools and thinking in their classrooms; both in computer science courses ...
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Do you guess how it works before to see inside?
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