1. Scratch Day 2014


    from Lisa See Kim Added 83 1 0

    Stop-motion animation for the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab, promoting Scratch Day 2014.

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    • Scratch 2.0 website development visualization


      from Lifelong Kindergarten Added 2,212 2 4

      Visualization of the development process of the Scratch 2.0 website. Branches represent directories, nodes represent files. Created using Gource (code.google.com/p/gource/). Background music: The Crowd by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com)

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      • MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone


        from jay silver Added 406K 426 10

        Get yours at makeymakey.com Make a piano out of bananas, play Mario on Play Dough, let your kitty take a picture of herself. This is a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everything inbetween.

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        • Scratch 2.0 website development visualization


          from Sayamindu Dasgupta Added 2,386 4 1

          Visualization of the development process of the Scratch 2.0 website. Branches represent directories, nodes represent files. Created using Gource (http://code.google.com/p/gource/). Background music by Broke for Free: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl

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          • Karen Brennan - DML Summer Institute 2011


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            Karen is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab (http://media.mit.edu), a member of the Scratch Team, and leads the ScratchEd project (http://scratched.media.mit.edu/). Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which learning communities support computational creators. More concretely, her work focuses on Scratch and the Scratch educator community, studying how participation in the Scratch online community and how professional development for educators can support young people as creators of computational media. "The biggest problems in the world are not going to be solved by saying, this is the problem and the answer is in the back of the book. You're going to have to be creative and think of lots of different ways to solve the problem," Karen says. "If you have no opportunities to practice that design approach to the world -- it's a habit of mind and a perspective -- then it's unlikely that you're going to draw on that as a core practice later in life."

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            • Singing Fingers - Finger Paint with Sound


              from jay silver Added 9,763 69 3

              Singing Fingers lets you fingerpaint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears. Touch the paint to play back the sound again!

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              • color code -- alpha version rough demo


                from jay silver Added 4,402 18 3

                Color Code allows anyone to program using colors in the real world. Twinkle uses a color sensor to read colors from arrangements of objects, drawings, or collages. Those colors are then mapped to certain outputs, like sounds, graphics, or robotic movements. Color patterns can even be used to control the color sensor itself, closing the loop. The result is that you can program a computer or a robot, or compose a musical score, just by drawing on a piece of paper with crayons. Of course it’s not limited to crayons. You could build your program with Lego bricks, arrange your program with the multi colored leaves of early Fall, or think of any collection of objects in the world as a program: from a striped shirt to a handful of M&Ms. In the limit, several interesting new programming concepts emerge from this paradigm: commands are no longer discrete and rigid but mixable and smearable; the program counter becomes visible, handheld, and nondeterministic; and when the color sensor becomes the program counter the application space and the programming space become intertwined. (by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum)

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