Feb. 11, 2010

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The Learning Spiral, Scratch and Global Community

This is our first of two episodes with Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Professor of Learning Research, head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Laboratory and BLC10 opening keynoter. In this episode, Mitch discusses the origin of the visual programming tool, Scratch. Additionally, he explains how the “creative thinking spiral” and this engaging tool have inspired students and teachers around the world to create fantastic interactive creations at a break-neck pace.

You will learn about a young student and her new online team who are developing their entrepreneurial skills as they develop and share new characters within the Scratch interface.

Finally, Mitch will emphasize how teachers must feel free to be creative, be open to losing a bit of control and help students reflect and make sense of what they are learning.

For more background on Scratch and the “creative thinking spiral,” click here.

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