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INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION TO BECOME DIGITAL CREATORS
Who is this for?
The competition is open to students in primary and junior level schools in Ghana and to students attending after-school coding clubs. Projects can be about anything – the only limit is students’ imagination.
Teachers and entrants may avail of free downloads, including dozens of download lesson plans, workbooks and other resources for teaching and learning Scratch in the classroom.
Certificates for all
Every student who submits a completed project will receive a Certificate of Participation in the National Scratch Competition, in recognition of their work and creativity. Projects should be submitted by individuals.
Awards for top projects
Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the finalists invited to the National Finals as part of Ghana Code Day, an annual tech day organized by Ghana Code Club and partners There would be four award categories in addition to the prize of Overall Winner. Best Animation; Best Technical Sophistication; Best Educational Content and Best Social Project
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art – and share their creations on the web. Scratch is developed by the MIT Media Lab and is available free of charge. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch teaches computational thinking and problem-solving using a powerful yet simple-to-use building block approach to app creation.Scratch is a fun and interesting way to introduce software development to students. Using Scratch, students gain a better understanding of a career in IT and can make more informed choices.
Access free resources for teaching Scratch
Our free resources for primary teachers consist of a digital pack containing 10 step-by-step, 45 minute lesson plans. To request your free classroom pack follow this link to register.
The Closing date for entries is March 30th 2018. You may contact us at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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