Together with Ricarose Roque and the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten Group, I helped facilitate and design Family Scratch Nights in South Boston. These consisted of a series of workshops that aimed to introduce families to the kid-friendly programming language Scratch and the invention kit MaKey MaKey. The workshops allowed us to explore ideas around creativity and computing together with families and to inform our research questions.

A poster paper about our research was presented at The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014 and can be found here (pg. 1623 ): http://www.isls.org/icls2014/downloads/ICLS%202014%20Volume%203%20(PDF)-wCover.pdf

Ricarose Roque wrote more about the parent groups we facilitated here: Collateral Benefits: Focus Groups as Social Support Groups.

 

 

 

Family Creative Learning