Your Name and Title: Scott Moss-- Teacher/Faculty
School or Organization Name: Innovation Middle School/National University and Concordia University
Co-Presenter Name(s): None
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: San Diego, CA, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Teachers in grades 3-12
Short Session Description (one line): An overview of the benefits of student programming and an introduction to the student programming language called Scratch
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
This presentation will explore free tools and techniques for students to create their own computer programs. Instead of playing games, students create their own games. Programming allows student to apply mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables and functions. It also promotes higher-level thinking and problems solving. The programming skills learned in junior high will also help students as they enter the job market. Despite the global economic slowdown, programming skills are still in high demand.
Further, programing skills allow students to "write their own ticket" and express themselves on ways not seen before.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: https://sites.google.com/site/scotthmoss/
Your proposal still needs to tie into the mission of the conference. Revisions will be accepted through Monday, November 7 at 5 PM CST.
The deadline for submitting your revisions to this proposal is November 7, 2011 at 5 PM CST or 23:00 UTC. Email Lucy Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org if you make changes and need your proposal reviewed again.
We will not accept revisions after this time. If you choose not to revise, we appreciate your ideas and we hope you'll consider applying next year.
I will not presesnt this year. I hope to next year.-- Thank you.