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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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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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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.
 
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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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maria skiadelli

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A scratch 2.0 curriculum for elementary school pupils. In Greek, for the moment.  Comments are welcome for those who can read or translate

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9FdWe5F-kMnWWR5RmhPRF9zbnM&usp=sharing
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Lynn do have a good translation yet.
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Stephen Scanlan

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I finished this 2D Shooter. It helped me really understand the way cloning works in Scratch. Scratch is great for prototyping complex problems.
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Cool have just remixed to add a score and make a little easier by waiting a little longer between clones of the baddies. Many thanks - love it
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Juan Cadillo

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Realidad Aumentada con Scratch
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Is the scratch file shared on the scratch website?

Do pupils look at the code and develop it themeselves?
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codeSpark

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Hi all - happy to be a new member and learn from this great community!  Just as an intro, codeSpark is a code.org partner and we are behind The Foos (http://thefoos.com/hourofcode) 
The Foos Hour of Code Edition is the most kid-friendly intro to computer programming. Get started today with this self-paced, 100% visual, drag and drop programming game designed for young learners.
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+Jane Waite PC or Mac?  And what browser? Also, if you are at a school most block the Unity plug-in so you need your tech admin to specifically allow it through your firewall.  
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Carl Bogardus

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Project GUTS has released its online PD course for science teachers in middle and high schools.
Project GUTS Online Professional Development Course. Project GUTS' Computer Science in Science curriculum makes it easy to integrate computer modeling and simulation into middle and high school science classrooms. Join us to learn about our curriculum, tools, and teaching practices that will ...
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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.
 
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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CLEQ is the core of a systems for making interactive books reviews using Scratch and MakeyMakey
CLEQ is the core of a systems for making interactive books reviews using Scratch and MakeyMakey
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Per il nostro makerspace nella +The Makerspace at Fabriano Public Library 
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Soohwan Kim

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Hi~
I have a question.
I am researching about the elementary text book for SW education.
In Korea, government announced that SW education will apply to public K-12 curriculum.
So, I am investigating the usage of some educational terms: programming, debugging, algorithm, computational thinking, etc.
Are there the usage of the terms on a public textbook in elementary education?
Please, let me know the case using the terms or website about it in public elementary educaiton of your country.
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Thank you everyone~
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Visual and Sound pattern with first 5000 digits of PI
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bello
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Using App Inventor I made this analogic clock inspired to Grace Hopper: it runs counter-clockwise ;)
This analogic clock is inspired to Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January...
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Love it! I'm going to show this to my students next semester. We're launching an App class based on Mobile CSP and the students need to see quirky fun like this.
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Debbie Rogers

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Visiting the Central/Harvard Square/Tufts area on Friday, February 6, 2015, would enjoy visiting an elementary school's Scratch, Scratch Jr, Robotics, Engineering..Creative technology .. classes to bring back ideas to Florida! I am the Director of Digital Design at an independent elementary school and a participant of CCOW!
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No problem, arrive whenever you can :)
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Sandy Coleman

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Just wanted to share some exciting news!  As part of Hour of Code, I won for my school a live chat with Usher!  With seven other schools we will have a google hangout with Usher on 12/11 at 2pm EST.  
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Congratulations!
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CCOWers
I invite you all to test these dice, and to experiment different ways to use them. Let us know your experiences in using Dice4Scratch
Thanks
Dice4Scratch are DIY dice; each face has four blocks code printed on it, for a max of 24 blocks The idea is to use the dice for creating Scratch's challenges, using the blocks appearing after throwing. Possible uses: 1) make three throws; you will obtain twelve blocks of code
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Cool idea. I would like to take a try
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