Feeling Itchy? Learn how to Scratch with inGenious

From 16th April until 27th May, the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (Portugal) and European Schoolnet are holding a Community of Practice on Scratch, a programming language, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997, which makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, music and games – and share those creations online. More than 2.4 million Scratch projects have already been developed, mostly by 11-16 year olds. This Community of Practice will draw upon existing teacher and industry experience to explore ways you can use Scratch to help your student express themselves and apply their creativity with information technology.

Through inGenious Communities of Practice, teachers from across the European Union have the chance to participate in online discussions guided by our experts. Over six weeks, the topic of discussion will move through various aspects of the community’s subject. You are welcome to share ideas, explore new ways of working, raise questions, seek answers and join in the debate with other professionals in education. Community discussions are written up and fed back into the inGenious project to be presented to high-level stakeholders and circulated throughout the European inGenious community. Nine Communities of Practice will be held in total, addressing a wide range of topics.

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Click here to access guidelines from leading communications provider, Nokia, on setting up and managing Scratch clubs.