Scratching Technology

Sponsor Northwestern University Center for Talent Development Saturday Enrichment Program
Location North Central College
Dates Saturdays, April 14 through May 19, 2012
Instructor Mark Spieglan (

Schedule: Scratching Technology II (subject to adjustment!)

April 14

  • Review: Please construct as elaborate a Rube Goldberg machine as you can, using as many features of Scratch as you can. It doesn’t have to make sense! The “touching” and “touching color” sensors will probably be important. We will discuss whether we do this individually or in teams.
  • We will experiment and talk to determine what student interests are and set goals for the rest of the term.

April 21

  • We will review some sample projects to set individual learning goals

April 28

  • I will have some "challenge" assignments to give you experience with specific features of Scratch.

May 5

  • To be decided

May 12

  • Select projects for Expo!

May 19

  • Final work on projects
  • Expo! presentations