ScratchJr: How to Code with Your Grandchild

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Grandchildren and grandparents: Here’s a unique opportunity to learn how to code a game together. Create your own game, based on a classic Jewish story, using ScratchJr, an app designed to teach children ages 8–9 how to code in creative and fun ways. Join Jessica Blake-West, ScratchJr Learning Experience Designer at the DevTech Research group, as she introduces the app, and leads you through a simply creative coding activity. Always wanted to see how to make the Noah's Ark story into a game? Together, you will build something unique with an animal or two, and get to play with your creation right there! It’s an ideal way to collaborate with your grandchild, whether you are together in person or separated by distance. 

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Grandchild and Grandparent
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Course Details

Description

Grandchildren and grandparents: Here’s a unique opportunity to learn how to code a game together. Create your own game, based on a classic Jewish story, using ScratchJr, an app designed to teach children ages 8–9 how to code in creative and fun ways. Join Jessica Blake-West, ScratchJr Learning Experience Designer at the DevTech Research group, as she introduces the app, and leads you through a simply creative coding activity. Always wanted to see how to make the Noah's Ark story into a game? Together, you will build something unique with an animal or two, and get to play with your creation right there! It’s an ideal way to collaborate with your grandchild, whether you are together in person or separated by distance. We feel sure your grandchild will take the lead!

Supply List

You'll need to download ScratchJr to your device. Instructions will be sent to you in a class prep message!

Teacher

Jess Blake-West (she/her)
Jess Blake-West
Jessica Blake West has been with the DevTech Research Group since July 2020. Her work is primarily focused on ScratchJr app development, curriculum development, coordinating research studies, and community outreach. She works directly with students, teachers, and parents to help design fun and creative learning experiences for young children. In addition to working at DevTech, Jessica is also pursuing a degree in Human Factors Engineering at Tufts University, with a focus on Educational Technology. She received her B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University.