Scratch Day at Powerhouse Museum - Game making for kids

I got contacted by the Powerhouse Museum and they’ve asked to spread the word about a workshop this Saturday to allow kids to make their own computer games and share them on the web.

Looks like a really cool program! Can’t wait to see what the youngsters come up with.

When: Saturday 21 May, 10am – 5pm

 

Ages: 8 – 14 years
Cost: Free with Museum admission ($25 family, $10 adult, $6 concession, $5 child 4-15 years, members and children under 4 years free)

Young creatives aged 8-14 are invited to Scratch Day at the Powerhouse Museum. Using Scratch, a free computer programming language, they will create a computer game and share their creations on the web. Scratch Day is happening all over the world and young participants will get to connect with other Scratchers and share their projects. Activities will include

  • Building a computer game with Scratch: 1 hr staff guided introduction sessions.
  • Connections Lab: Exploring ways to connect Scratch to controllers (eg Pico boards) and motors (eg Lego We-Do).
  • Scratch Clubhouse: Sharing ideas and showcasing projects
  • Scratch Jam: Meeting up with Scratchers in other countries via Video Conference connection
 

As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Scratch is a free programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art, and share creations on the web. It is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.”

Lots more info and booking is available here:

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/thinkspace/courses/scratch_day.php