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Intro to Scratch and Alice - Sept 11, 2010

Pictures from this workshop can be found here.

Registration for Intro to Scratch and Alice - Sept 11, 2010
post survey is at

Georgia Tech's distance learning website
Instructions for a 4 hour workshop on Scratch
Instructions for a 4 hour workshop on Alice
Videos on tips and techniques for Alice are here
Georgia lesson plans and materials
Scratch Build your own Block version from Berkeley
video tutorials for learning scratch are also at and some created by students are at
45 hours of teaching materials for high school are at
On-line tutorials for Alice by Dick Baldwin
Good review of Scratch by Dick Baldwin
On-line tutorials for Scratch by Dick Baldwin
Exploring Computer Science Curriculum including Scratch
Networking interactive website

The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is proud to host an Introduction to Scratch and Alice workshop on Saturday, Sept 11, 2010 from 8:00am - 4:30pm at Georgia Tech. The workshop will take place in the College of Computing, room 345 (Directions to the College of Computing Building). Teachers must attend the entire workshop and submit both a Scratch and Alice project for credit. All teachers must register at Georgia public school teachers must also register at for workshop CTAERN3079. The registration deadline is September 2, 2010.

Teachers will build a 2D animation and a game in Scratch and 3D movies (animations) in Alice. Teachers will use drag-and-drop programming. Both Scratch and Alice are free software. Scratch is available from and Alice from The workshop will explain how to cover introductory computing concepts such as: class, object, method, parameter, function, variable, iteration (looping), conditional execution, and event-driven execution. Each teacher will receive materials including slides, exercises, lesson plans, and grading rubrics. This material can be used in Technology, Computing in the Modern World, Beginning Programming, or AP CS A.

This workshop is free for Georgia teachers, and if you live > 30 miles from Georgia Tech we will pay for your hotel for Friday night (2 teachers per room), Friday night dinner, and Sat breakfast. If you would prefer a private room you can pay 1/2 the hotel cost. We will cover parking for Georgia teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for Georgia teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. Space is limited to 30.

Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop.

Teachers will learn how to teach:

Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:

Feliicia Brewster
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280

Her e-mail is Her phone is 404-894-6858.

Tenative agenda:

8:00am - 8:15am Introductions
8:15am - 9:00am Getting started in Scratch
9:00am - 11:00am Creating a game in Scratch
11:00am - 12:00pm Getting started in Alice 2.2 - objects, classes, methods, and parameters
12:00pm - 12:30pm lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm Alice Tips and Techniques
1:30pm - 3:30pm Loops and Conditionals in Alice
3:30pm - 4:15pm Handling events in Alice and variables
4:15pm -4:30pm Surveys

Student Workers: Russ Strauss and Joshua Cassaceli

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