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    Why is important to know Scratch? People usually do not agree with the idea that Scratch he’s students to develop computational thinking, but I all the time propose parents to let their kids express their ideas

    Why it is important to be introduced to Scratch?

    Why is important to know Scratch? People usually do not agree with the idea that Scratch he's students to develop computational thinking, but I all the time propose parents to let their kids express their ideas and what they...

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    • Hi Mirseda:

      I agree with you that it’s important to introduce scratch to students. They need space to express themselves. A lot of times they’re dealing with things outside the classroom either in their communities or their homes. Sometimes as mandatory as the other subject courses are, they can get overwhelmed and need a mental brake. A program like scratch can give students a place where they can have fun as they learn in the process. It also gives them an opportunity to participate and feel like they’re apart of something. They can also learn how to be creative and build their skills.

    • Dear Mirseda: 

      I am astonished by your post, “Why is it important to be introduced to Scratch,” because you provided strong reasons for this argument. It’s true that many people may not always understand the benefits of integrating computer science, coding, and computational thinking across the curriculum. But I agree with you – it’s inclusion can be very powerful for our learners especially so that they can tap into their creative selves. 

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “By using their thinking and coding, our brain is more active, by rising self-esteem and pride for what you have built in your project.” I think this is insightful because people all over the world are using coding to solve problems and innovate solutions. Presenting students with projects that are grounded in real world situations is stimulating and supports the development of empathy for others. When we integrate real world project-based learning and offer coding as a tool to use to develop prototypes and solutions, we are allowing students to engage in work that they will be proud to say that they are a part of. This blog post on Code.org. Programming as a Superpower: How Chilean Teens use Coding to Save the World, highlights two developments created by teens to solve local and world problems. The teens are quoted within in the post and it is obvious that they have pride for what they developed using code. 

      Another sentence that I resonate with was: “Scratch is a program that helps my brain to think more and to be more creative.” This stood out for me because you shared an important realization about yourself while tinkering with the program. As educators, it is important for us to remember ourselves as learners and to reflect on the process and questions and understandings that emerge from our own experiences. I believe that this helps us considerably when we are designing and providing experiences for the students in our classrooms.

      Have you seen this news report, The Creative Side of Coding? I thought you might be interested in this because they introduce viewers to Osmo, which is a coding tool, that directly supports creativity within code. The developers share that they want kids to get comfortable with using coding for creativity. I think no matter what coding tool we introduce our learners to, we will be giving them an opportunity to use their knowledge and experience to make something that no-one else ever thought of. And that is creativity!

      Thanks for your writing and sharing your ideas. 

      Marina 

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    I totally agree. Sometimes as teachers we read some protocols but having example it helps us to better understand cases.

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    I totally agree. Sometimes as teachers we read some protocols but having example it helps us to better understand cases.

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    having the opportunity to work with STEM schools, students have different learning processes is based on the subjects. WE need to know our student’s learning process and which of the approaches we need to

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    having the opportunity to work with STEM schools, students have different learning processes is based on the subjects. WE need to know our student's learning process and which of the approaches we need to implement to better serve them.

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    I think those questions are very good ones to keep in my mind while interacting with my studnets. Students need to be described based also on their relationship with adults. When we are able to give answer to

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    I think those questions are very good ones to keep in my mind while interacting with my studnets. Students need to be described based also on their relationship with adults. When we are able to give answer to those...

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    This is one of the important parts that I missed when I was a student. As a future teacher, the connection with my student’s parents is an important key in education. One thing that I want to work with my host

    Teachers need to talk more often with student's parents.

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