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Today is Scratch Day! (in Canada)

Just a reminder to everyone that today is Scratch Day, to help promote Computer Science to all students. (this is NOT just for CS classes!)

For each of my classes today (not just ICS) I have a simple plan: Give the students a quick demo of how to drag, drop, and place the various actions and run their program in ScratchGive the students a quick overview of the short tutorials available at http://learnscratch.org/video-courses/scratch-1Let them experiment for ~15 minutes.Have a quick show and tell of some of the more advanced programs.Show them where they can access the online featured projects at http://scratch.mit.edu/channel/featured.Let them experiment for the remainder of the period, and save and submit their best work.One last quick show and tell. It should be fun!
You can download Scratch from here: http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Scratch_1.4_Download
For those that have restrictions about installing software in their labs, Scratch will run portably (ie no install, just unzip). If you…

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