Michael Resnick and Karen Brennan of the MIT Media Lab are presenting. That’s good thing #1. I expect this is going to be a solid presentation.
Good thing #2… I downloaded Scratch in about 11 seconds. I’d downloaded it to a different machine, and forgot it wasn’t one this one. Lo and behold, I thought I was sunk. Instead, I got it right away. Two for two is good.
Team: Karen Brennan, Evelyn Eastmond, jon Maloney, Amon Millner, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Mitchel Resnick, Eric Rosenbaum, Natalie Rusk, Jay Silver, Brian Silverman, and the MIT Media Lab.
1500 new projects added every day, more than 2 million projects in the last two years. Showing a narrated project of the structure of the Earth’s crust, a game where you work through the economics of Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
European geography game… code borrowed and turned into US Geography game!
Hard to make a full-scale Scratch project in an hour… but we’ll make an interactive post-card.
FINAL THOUGHT: I really think this is the best educational session I’ve attended all conference.