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Resource Update: Scratch Unit in Spanish

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Several of our middle school math courses, including algebra-geometry and CMP, have used Scratch to teach fundamental programming concepts.  Sergio González, a math teacher working at the Luis de Camoens school in Ceuta, Spain, recently updated and translated our six day algebra-geometry unit into Spanish, created video tutorials for some of the lessons, and assembled [...]

Programming With Scratch

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Computer programming has changed considerable since the days of FORTRAN and BASIC. Today, tools like Scratch can be used to engage and teach even young students fundamental programming concepts. As described on their About page: Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and [...]

Learning, Like Youth Soccer, Can Be Messy

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

This weekend my seven year old daughter played her last soccer game of the spring season. Her team, the Angels, has been together for quite some time and the girls practice almost year round. Because of their skill level, they “play up” and compete (successfully) against eight and nine year olds. In short, and while [...]