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Matthew W.

DLL Program Assistant

As fun as Scratch can be, at the end of the school year, right before summer break, middle schoolers can get Scratched Out. But the semester isn’t over! Thus, DLL recently got creative with teaching the more nitty-gritty (read: “boring”) aspects of coding. Fortunately, Scratch’s colorful blocks lend themselves to creative, physical teaching methods.
 
In one workshop, facilitators used cardboard cutouts of Scratch blocks and students assembled them like a puzzle to get their desired script:

When the novelty of assembling cardboard puzzles wore off, we moved to something a little squishier: Play-Doh!

With teaching methods like these, Global Kids ensures that, no matter how dry coding may be, our middles schoolers are always engaged!

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