This is the first of three ScratchEd Webinars dedicated to computational thinking (Computational Thinking Concepts, Computational Thinking Practices, Computational Thinking Perspectives).
In Part 1: Computational Thinking Concepts recorded on March 28, 2011, Karen Brennan focused on concepts (sequences, loops, parallelism, events, conditionals, operators, variables, and lists). For each concept, Karen defined it, explained why it's useful in Scratch, illustrated it in the context of a Scratch project, and talked about common misconceptions or mix-ups. After the presentation, attendees joined the conversation to ask questions, offer suggestions, and share resources.
Presentation slides and example projects are available at http://scratched.media.mit.edu/resources/computational-thinking-concepts-march-2011-webinar
Watch other ScratchEd webinar recordings at http://scratched.media.mit.edu/content/935