Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Do you want to expose your students to computer coding? Visual programming languages like MIT’s Scratch are a great way to introduce coding principles with a drag-and-drop interface. Scratch is designed for youth ages 8 to 16, and has a set of tutorials that walk students through the process of creating a project in Scratch. One thing we love about Scratch is that the possibilities are virtually endless! Once a student learns the basics, he or she can use scratch to make animations, tell stories, create games, and even build upon other users’ projects in the Scratch Community.
To take part in this worldwide movement, we suggest you do the following:
- Step 1. Decide on a date when you will host your Scratch Day.
- Step 2. Look at the sample agendas and tutorials, and register your event at day.scratch.mit.edu/host.
- Step 3. Try out one of the Scratch Tutorials to get a feel for how it works!
- Step 4. Contact Stefany Burrell, email@example.com, if you could use our help.
- Step 5. Host your Scratch Day, and let us know how it went!