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Tuesday, August 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Girls Got Game: Teaching Basic Computer Programming Making Video Games with Scratch LIMITED

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Scratch from MIT is a great tool for teaching basic concepts in computer programming without the need for writing code in proper syntax. This web-based animation and gaming development tool is accessible to students as young as 8, and requires no computer science background on the part of the instructor. At the Albany Public Library, a librarian and two library school interns presented a week-long full-day camp for girls that encouraged exploration and creativity alongside computer science curriculum. Learn how you can implement your own classroom or after-school video game development course with Scratch.


Melissa Wasilewski

Youth Services Librarian, Albany Public Library
Melissa Wasilewski has served as youth services librarian at Albany Public Library (APL) for more than seven years. She specializes in programs and services to patrons ages 11 to 18 and is a winner of the Excellence in Service to Young Adults award from the American Library Association... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Room 206

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