Month: August 2017

  • #Scratch2017BDX 6/6 – ten ‘Aprés Scratch’ take away ideas for CS curriculum planners

    Scratch 2017 Conference – Chapter 6 of 6: ten take away ideas for CS This post was easier than the previous five – just a copy/paste my list of “check these out” that built up over the week during pre-conference, conference, unconference. Each attendee’s list will be different – my list criterion was “stuff I’d […]

  • #Scratch2017BDX – 5/6: family matters 😸😹😺😻😼😽

    Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – Chapter 5 of 6: family matters Having now attended several Scratch conferences, there is something that cannot be denied – number one variable to make it such a good experience = the people who attend. [It was our friend Bianca Ní Ghrógáin RIP who first referred to the Irish delegation in Barcelona […]

  • #Scratch2017BDX – 4/6: unconference and extracurricular activities

    Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – Chapter 4 of 6: unconference and extracurricular activities This conference was rich in ‘unconference’ activities, most of which took place in a very unique and gorgeous venue, a community centre, called Marché Des Douves, run by Kirtin and her team. Joek and Samir, the organisers advance team scouts, had literally cycled […]

  • #Scratch2017BDX 3/6 – conference action

    Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – Chapter 3 of 6: conference action Conference Programme details are here Conference videos uploaded here The most striking thing about the programme for the 2017 Scratch conference was the wide variety in presentation format, topics, and nationality and profile of the presenters. Formats included keynotes, ignite sessions, workshops, demonstrations, presentation, discussion […]

  • #Scratch2017BDX 2/6 – ‘pre-conference’

    Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – Chapter 2 of 6: ‘pre-conference’ Monday July 17 2017, 10am. At Einserb, L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Électronique, Informatique, Télécommunications, Mathématique et Mécanique de Bordeaux, preparation begins with packing 300 Scratch Cat bags, some serious grocery shopping, and an ingenious alligator clip hack, brainchild of Genevieve Smith-Nunes, when the lanyards don’t arrive on time. 10pm. At […]

  • #Scratch2017BDX 1/6 : inclusive, interwoven, inspiring

    Scratch 2017 Bordeaux – Chapter 1 of 6: Inclusive, Interwoven, Inspiring Scratch2017BDX, one of many Scratch conferences this year, took place in the city of Bordeaux, France. Officially the conference dates were Wed-Fri July 19th-21st, but when all the extra-curricular and unconference happenings were added in, there was ‘Scratching’ from Monday until Saturday. It was […]