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Scratch Day: Meet, Share, Learn

Scratch Day is an annual event where students, parents, teachers, and hobbyists join together to write computer programs. People from all over the world gather at local events to meet with other Scratchers, share their projects, experiences and stories, and learn from one another.

What is Scratch? Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive games, stories, animations, music, and art. At http://scratch.mit.edu/ you can view the 2,455,513 projects from Scratchers around the world. The diversity of projects shows the creativity of each Scratcher.

“As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.”

Join fellow Scratchers at the University of Utah on Saturday, May 12, 2012 to meet, share, and learn. Organized by the Utah CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association).

Who: Students, parents, teachers, and hobbyists – Ages 8 and up.

What: Scratch Day

Where: University of Utah
Warnock Engineering Building (#62)
CADE lab (room 24)
Salt Lake City, UT

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration fee: $5.00

Registration deadline: Saturday, May 5, 2012

Share your Scratch stories and projects with UtahCTE.org. Send an email to UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov.

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