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Explore Projects


Let's make something!

People learn best when actively working on projects—generating ideas, designing prototypes, making improvements, and creating final products. Here we'll help get you started exploring the first of the four P's: Projects! Below, you'll find:

  1. Three videos
  2. Two readings
  3. Scratch project activity prompt

1. Videos

Video 1 - Projects - Welcome
This week's session focuses on Projects, one of the four Ps of creative learning. We start by looking at some of the great stories about childhood objects that participants shared during the week, and provide by a short intro to this week's session.

Video 2- Projects as a Way of Learning
What do we mean by learning through projects? Mitch and Natalie share and discuss examples.

Video 3 - Learning by Making Projects in Scratch
What can you learn by creating projects in Scratch? Joren joins us to talk about his experience.

2. Readings

Here are a couple readings to discuss related to this week's theme of projects:

Natalie Rusk, Mitch Resnick, Robbie Berg, & Margaret Pezalla-Granlund (2008). New Pathways into Robotics: Strategies for Broadening Participation. Journal of Science Education and Technology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 59-69.

Mitchel Resnick (2012): Reviving Papert's Dream. Educational Technology, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 42-46.

3. Activity - Create a Scratch project that introduces yourself

Building on the theme of Projects, we encourage you to try creating a project using Scratch. All the information you need is here.