Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding with Scratch 2.0 (and CS First!)
Date & Time
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Anthony Speranza
Scratch is a simple yet powerful programming interface that is suitable for all ages. In this session, Anthony will explore the ways in which Scratch can be used to teach algorithms and computational thinking, 2 essential components in the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Equip your students for the future workforce with the next layer of literacy, coding! Through hands on exercises, participants will come to understand how Scratch can be used with primary school students to design creative solutions, recognize patterns, and stream-line algorithms and processes. An overview of Google’s CS-First program will also be explored, giving attendees the confidence to start their own code club groups in their school. This session is suitable for beginners or intermediate users of Scratch. Attendees should either: Bring a laptop with the Scratch program installed for offline mode ( or Bring a laptop / Chromebook for accessing Scratch 2.0 in online mode (
Location Name
RM 7
Full Address
Whangarei Girls High School
1 Lupton Avenue
Whangarei Northland 0112
New Zealand
Session Type
Primary, Middle
Coding, STEM