Takoma Park Middle School, in partnership with First Robotics and DC Robotics is inviting kids, parents, teachers and families to learn more about Scratch, the fun and free programming tool from MIT. You can stop by any time between 10 am and 3 pm on Scratch Day, May 16. (Third floor computer lab.) There is ample parking at this middle school and Janet Lathan is offering free rides from the Takoma metro stop. (Contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a ride.)
Ms. Sylvia Wu, computer science teacher at Takoma Park Middle School, will have some of her students show and explain the Scratch creations they have made. Scratch is designed for students 8 years and older, although some younger students will enjoy using it, too.
For those who might not know, Scratch is a free computer programming resource that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
WEB SITE: http://scratch.mit.edu/
This event is free and open to all.
Denise Lewis, FIRST Senior Mentor—DC
Interested persons can also sign up for the free Scratch Fans DC Area email list at
This email list will be used to inform people about future Scratch events (and related tech events) in the DC-area.
Thanks for passing along word to others about this event. The event flyer can be obtained from
and can be downloaded from http://www.writersforliteracy.org/ScratchDay2009.pdf.zip
May 16, 2009 - 10:00am
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd
This event is open to the general public - no registration is required.
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