[Itech] Fwd: CCSC" Mid West Offers Scrach Workshop for Teachers

Teresa Franklin franklit at ohio.edu
Mon Aug 26 15:24:45 EDT 2013

Hi Graduates,

This is a great opportunity that you may want to take advantage of. (see

Dr. Franklin

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Date: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Subject: CCSC" Mid West Offers Scrach Workshop for Teachers
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*The CCSC:MW conference is proud to announce an all day Scratch event for K-12
Date: Sept. 21  (The entire conference is from Sept. 20-21)
Location:  University of Findlay (Findlay, Ohio)
Cost:  $25 (includes lunch!)
Details -> found at http://www.ccsc.org/midwest/conference
For more information:  contact:  Cathy Bareiss:  cbareiss at olivet.edu

Special session:
Scratch + Microsoft Xbox Kinect: A Magical Combination for Teaching
Programming: Led by Victor Norman, Calvin College
Scratch programming is a favorite tool to introduce middle-school and
high-school students to the basics of programming.  Scratch's easy-to-use
drag-and-drop programming environment allows students to begin programming
games, music videos, stories, etc., within minutes. The Microsoft Xbox
Kinect is a device that recognizes a person's skeleton, and allows the
person to "become the controller".  Combining the two technologies allows
students to quickly build programs like a virtual drum set, an airplane
flying game, a running race, or a dancing game

In this workshop the participant will learn how to install Scratch, the
Xbox Kinect libraries, and the software that integrates the two.  The
participant will then practice basic Scratch programming, and then learn
how to program Scratch when connected to an Xbox Kinect.  Four programming
challenges will be given to participants, ranging from easy to difficult.

Five Microsoft Xbox Kinects will be available for use.  Participants will
work in teams of 2, 3, or 4.  Each team must supply their own computer
running Microsoft Windows (preferable Windows 7).  All participants will
receive a flash drive containing all the software needed. Maximum class
size is 20 students.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!!!!

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

Cathy Bareiss
CBareiss at olivet.edu


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