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Explaining Chemistry with Scratch

Presenter(s): Michael Weigend (DE)

Summary: Creating and discussing Scratch animations can make chemistry education more interesting and profitable. This contribution presents examples explaining the mechanisms of chemical reactions, properties of organic compounds and general chemical principles. Students get the opportunity to develop creativity while explicating mental models about theoretical concepts.

Type of participation: Paper

Measuring the centralized mindset in Scratch

Presenter(s): Dimitris Nikolos and Vassilis Komis (GR)

Summary: This paper describes an effort to measure the centralized control of Scratch projects using social networks analysis software. We developed software to transform the structure of Scratch projects into networks. The theory of centrality and centralization of social networks can then be applied to the structure of a Scratch project providing measurements for the centralized mindset of the creator.

Type of participation: Paper

Web platform to support teaching programming with Snap! and manage pupils’ learning

Presenter(s): Sébastien Combéfis and Chantal Poncin (BE)

Summary: This work is about the development of a web plaform dedicated to pupils between 10 and 14 years old that support them in their learning of programming. The developed platform uses Snap! and adds a lightweight LMS. The goals of the LMS is to help teachers to manage activities and lessons to build courses to be followed by their pupils

Type of participation: Paper

Analyze your Scratch projects with Dr. Scratch and assess your Computional Thinking skills

Presenter(s): Jesús Moreno-León and Gregorio Robles (ES)

Summary: In this paper we present the procedure used by the Dr. Scratch tool to automatically assess the development of Computational Thinking (CT) demostrated by the developer of a Scratch project. The paper reviews similar initiatives, like Hairball, and investigates the literature with proposals for assessment of Scratch projects that we have studied and remixed in order to develop the CT analysis.

Type of participation: Paper

HelloScratchJr.org: Curricular Design and Assessment Tools to Foster the Integration of ScratchJr and Computational Thinking into K-2 Classrooms

Presenter(s): J.C. Olabe et al. (US)

Summary: This paper presents an open website, HelloScratchJr.org, where K-2 teachers and students access curricular material and assessment tools. The site is intended to facilitate the integration of Computational Thinking, using ScratchJr, during the first years of primary school. These resources address the key factors for the success of school initiatives entering the field of computational thinking.

Type of participation: Paper

The SQLsnap! supermarket

Presenter(s): Eckart Modrow (DE)

Summary: Following the ideas of the “Beauty and oakley outlet Joy of Computing” within the context of German CS-curricula, I show how the use of computer systems in common social situations Your can be Cheap NFL Jerseys China modelled algorithmically cheap jordan using Snap!. The necessary additional tools — Cheap Football Jerseys easily derived from an example environment — are described and wholesale jerseys implemented.

Type of participation: Paper

Sniff – A text based programming language for Scratchers

Presenter(s): Tom Stacey and Ian Stephenson (GB)

Summary: cheap mlb jerseys Sniff is what Scratch would be if you cheap jordans wrote it down. It’s a regular programming language that tries to be as much like Scratch as possible, but being text based its much ray ban sunglasses closer to being a traditional programming language. It cheap oakleys lets experienced Cheap Oakleys Scratchers use all their Scratch knowledge to write text based programs. In this paper we explore Anápolis the challenges and present our current findings.

Type of participation: Paper