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Oct 22, 2011 - Intro to Scratch and Alice

Attendance for Oct 22, 2011 - Intro to Scratch and Alice


See for the recording of the webinar where teachers showed their work.

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Lightbot 2.0
Lightbot at Georgia Tech
Distance learning website for Scratch Projects
Distance learning website for Alice Projects
Christopher's website or

To join the webinar on Wed Nov 30th go to

The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is hosting an Introduction to Scratch and Alice workshop on Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 from 8:30am - 4:00pm at Georgia Tech. Barbara Ericson and Christopher Michaud will be leading this workshop so we will be able to split into beginner and advanced groups. The workshop will take place in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Rooms 1456 and 1447 (Directions to the Klaus Advanced Computing Building). Teachers must attend the entire workshop, do 2 hours of extra work, attend a webinar, and submit a Scratch and/or Alice project for credit. The webinar will be Wed Nov 30th from 8pm - 9pm. All teachers must register at Georgia public school teachers must also register at for workshop CTAERN3341 in the new catalog.

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. Room service and alcohol are not covered! 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:

ICE Programs
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280

Send any questions to

Tenative agenda:

8:30am - 8:45am Introductions
8:45am - 10:15am Getting started in Scratch
10:15am - 11:00am Extending a game in Scratch
11:00am - 12:00pm Interactive art in Scratch
12:00pm - 12:30pm lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm Getting started in Alice 2.2 - objects, classes, methods, and parameters
2:00pm - 3:45pm Loops and Conditionals in Alice
3:45pm - 4:00pm Surveys

Student Workers: Haritha, Madhuri (12-5pm), Sravya (Barbara was lead)

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