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Using Scratch to reduce conflicts and increase self-esteem

Presenter(s): Helena Romano, João Torres, Miguel Figueiredo

Summary: EduScratch and CPCJ Setúbal, Portugal, implemented a club with the custom jerseys class teacher. Several activities fake oakleys were developed so that 16 feito students, who NBA Jerseys Cheap have failed once at least, were trained in Scratch. Some pupils became monitors and began Cheap Oakleys to set up the Scratch Programming Club, taking full cheap ray bans responsibility for the preparation of the materials and training their peers.The project achieved its objectives.

Type of participation: Poster

Build your international Scratch-Wikis in your native language: World Wide Wikis

Presenter(s): fake oakleys Martin Wollenweber, cheap jerseys Linda Fernsel (DE)

Summary: Founders and members of oakley outlet the German language Scratch catena Wiki want to help international Scratch communities establish Scratch-Wikis in their own language. After we launched the German Wiki in fake oakleys 2012, last year authentic nfl jerseys followed an Indonesian and a Russian Wiki that we are actively supporting and all of us are connected through interwiki. What about your language?

Type of participation: Poster

Mitch Resnick

Mitch ResnickMitchel Resnick, Professor at the MIT Media Lab, directs the team that develops, coordinates, and supports Scratch. His research group also developed ideas underlying the LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo robotics kits, and it co-founded the Computer Clubhouse network of after-school learning centers. Resnick earned a BS in physics from Princeton, and an MS and PhD in computer science from MIT. He was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education in 2011. His favorite Scratch sprite is Gobo.


Meet the other keynote speakers:
Audrey WattersBeat Döbeli HoneggerEric RosenbaumLinda Liukas – Cynthia Solomon – Michelle Thorne

Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas (image from @lindaliukas)Linda Liukas co-founded RailsGirls in 2010. Rails Girls aims to give tools for women to build their ideas. And the idea resonated, nowadays it’s a truly global community opening up new perspectives for girls and women all around the world.

Some Rails Girls events this summer

Then in january 2014 she ran a kickstarter to raise $ 10K for Now, I want to combine software with storytelling. I want to write and illustrate a book for young children about the magical world of technology – Hello Ruby. When the campaign ended there was a staggering $380K to spend and Linda decided to rework the project to yet unknown levels. Her supporters didn’t received the book yet but receive on irregular basis chapters from the Making of-book. Full of struggle, dreams, ideas, … in one word inspiration.

Although the book isn’t there, the website has some nice activities to get you started.

Apart from her plenary talk Linda Liukas will lead a workshop at Scratch2015AMS.

Meet the other keynote speakers:

Cynthia Solomon – Michelle Thorne Mitch ResnickAudrey WattersBeat Döbeli HoneggerEric Rosenbaum

Audrey Watters


Audrey Watters: “I am an education writer, a recovering academic, a serial dropout, a rabble-rouser, and ed-tech’s Cassandra.”

We invited her to speak at this Scratch conference because of her consistent independent thoughts on The History of the Future of Education Technology via

When some of us gathered at Barcelona in 2013 Audrey visited Seymour Papert.

Meet the other keynote speakers:
Beat Döbeli HoneggerEric RosenbaumLinda Liukas – Cynthia Solomon – Michelle Thorne Mitch Resnick

Eric Rosenbaum

Eric Rosenbaum invents things so other people can start changing how the world works. While writing his PhD at MIT Medialab Eric has invented a lot.

MontessoriBellsChopin sideways. The good news about MelodyMorph is that it’s almost ready, the not so good news is that it’s already a few years at that stage. Enjoy his TEDxHGSE talk where Eric explains it as new pathways into musical creation.

Besides the keynote Eric will do a master class on his new Snap based BeetleBlocks.

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Meet the other keynote speakers:
Linda Liukas – Cynthia Solomon – Michelle Thorne Mitch ResnickAudrey WattersBeat Döbeli Honegger


Cynthia Solomon

<img class="alignright wp-image-1043 size-full" src="" alt="Cynthia Solomon" width="168" height="223" cheap jordan />Dr. Cynthia Solomon is a pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer science and educational computing. Fifty years ago while at Bolt, Beranek & Newman, Cynthia, along with Seymour Papert and Wally Feurzeig created the first programming language for children, Logo (programming language). She was Vice President of R&D for Logo Computer Systems, Inc. when Apple Logo was developed and Cheap Jerseys was the Director of the prestigious Atari Cambridge Research Laboratory.

Solomon taught at Milton Academy for seven years. After that, she was the Technology Integration Coordinator at Monsignor Haddad Middle School in Needham, MA. Recently, Solomon directed the creation of educational materials for the One Laptop per Child Foundation.

Dr. Solomon has maintained a long relationship with the MIT Media Lab and the One Laptop Per Child Foundation in addition to her teaching, consulting and scholarship. Her doctoral research at Harvard led tombar, to the publication of the critical book, Computer Environments for Children: A Reflection on Theories of cheap oakleys sunglasses Learning and Education. Solomon is also the co-author of Designing Multimedia cheap jerseys Environments for Children, with Allison fake oakleys Druin.

Together with Seymour Papert she wrote Twenty things to do with a computer. This 1971 text is still relevant and inspiring.

Cynthia is collecting bits and pieces relevant in her professional life at Logothings.

Meet the other keynote speakers:

Linda Liukas – Michelle Thorne Mitch ResnickAudrey WattersBeat Döbeli HoneggerEric Rosenbaum
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Michelle Thorne

Michelle Thorne, Mozilla Labs

Michelle Thorne is coming to Scratch 2015 to share her thoughts on creative communities and participatory learning.  Her role as Mozilla’s Director of Web Literacy Programs and of the Mozilla Festival means she is immersed in a number of creative communities in the Mozilla Foundation.

She serves a global network of educators and activists striving for universal web literacy. Through leadership development, peer learning and hands-on making, she facilitates communities to teach the web in a creative way.

The range of activities and initiatives she is involved with gives her a valuable insight into what is a creative community and how to nurture these communities. The now annual Mozilla Festival (Mozfest) is a great example of her ability to bring people together to create a unique event, having grown from 350 attendees in 2010 to 1600 in 2014.

Meet the other keynote speakers:
Mitch ResnickAudrey WattersBeat Döbeli HoneggerEric RosenbaumLinda Liukas  – Cynthia Solomon