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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 18 May 2011 NYLUG: Cameron L. Fadjo on the Scratch
NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 18 May 2011 NYLUG: Cameron L. Fadjo on the Scratch Programing System
16 May 2011 00:27:57 -0400
what="official NYLUG announcement"
note="location is not IBM building at 57th and Madison, see below"
license="The license for the Scratch Programming System is at
As far as I can see, it is a BSD style license."
personal="'define behavior of nodes, draw the connections' style
should be standard. It is for
electrical engineering and statistics, see
[page was last modified on 15 May 2011 at 23:31]
question="Will NYLUG really eat and drink at 51st Street,
when the meeting is at 84th Street?"
edits="some odd characters suppressed; some white space rearranged">
From: NYLUG Announcements <address@hidden>
To: NYLUG Announcements <address@hidden>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 12:24:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [nylug-announce] UPDATED! NYLUG Presents: 5/18 @ 6:30PM Cameron L.
Fadjo on Construct, Program, Design: An Introduction to Scratch From the
Perspective of Computing and Cognition
Reply-To: Announcements from NYLUG <address@hidden>
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
P.S. 9 Sarah Anderson
100 West 84th Street, New York, NY 10024
West 84th Street and Columbus Avenue
*** RSVP Closes at 4:30 PM the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
Cameron L. Fadjo
- on -
Construct, Program, Design: An Introduction to
Scratch From the Perspective of Computing and Cognition
Scratch is a programming environment that makes it easy to create
interactive media, such as games, stories, and simulations -- and share
those creations online. With an extensive online community of over 730,000
registered members and over 250,000 unique contributors to the vast online
resource of projects to share and explore, Scratch, and its online
community, is continuing to grow and thrive as programming and designing
become more social.
Simultaneously, Scratch is also increasing the amount of exposure younger
children have to programming. How can this increased exposure to Scratch
lead to improvements in learning of core computing concepts?
This presentation will provide a general overview of Scratch; present some
examples of Scratch projects; explore some of the core computing concepts;
and discuss some of his findings from his research with the Institute for
Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University on using
Scratch to develop particular Computational Thinking Concept skills among
young learners (elementary and middle school students). He will also share
some insights into his newest project related to developing reading and
writing skills with computer code with Scratch, called Code Literacy.
* Scratch on Linux (.debs, .rpms, and source code)
* Scratch for Educators
* Columbia's Institute for Learning Technologies
* Cameron Fadjo\'s page with his publications
About Cameron L. Fadjo:
Cameron L. Fadjo is a PhD student in Cognitive Studies in
Education and a Research Associate with the Institute for
Learning Technologies, both at Teachers College, Columbia
University. He holds two master's degrees, one in Instructional
Technology and Media and the other in Educational Psychology:
Cognitive, Behavioral, and Developmental Analysis, from Teachers
College, Columbia University and a B.M. in Music Synthesis from
Berklee College of Music. He is currently the Project Leader of
the iWorld (Imaginary World) project which examines the use of
grounded embodied cognition and Imaginary World Construction to
teach abstract mathematical and computational concepts and the
DM-S3 (Direct Manipulation of Stories, Systems, and Symbols)
project which examines how gestural interfaces can be used to
improve understanding of novel terminology and complex systems.
His research interests include action, perception, and imagery,
in particular grounded embodied cognition, gestures and Imaginary
Worlds, and their implementation through technology to improve
learning, memory, and understanding of abstract concepts and/or
Please note that this meeting will be held at P.S. 9 Sarah Anderson
which is on West 84th Street and Columbus Avenue, and not at IBM.
Swag (Give Away):
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
for drinks and pub food. This month we'll be over at House of Brews
(302 West 51st St. - 8th Ave), but we are also evaluating other
options for the future and welcome your suggestions.
Directions from IBM: http://goo.gl/VUdO1
Coding Workshops/Hacking Society:
This is a group of people that wants to learn about and work on coding
in Python, Smalltalk, Ruby, C++, LaTeX, and other languages, and hack on
There will also be help given for those who wish to install Linux for the
Hardware hacking projects are also welcome.
Sometimes they go out to eat afterward.
Bring something to show off and discuss!
The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
Hudson Park Branch. 66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next meetings are May 10, and May 24.
See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/hackcalendar
Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
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