Script Changers
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From The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning

Script Changers

Digital Storytelling with Scratch

By Kylie Peppler, Rafi Santo, Melissa Gresalfi and Katie Salen Tekinbaş

Foreword by Linda Booth Sweeney

Helping students create interactive and animated stories about positive change in their communities.

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Summary

Helping students create interactive and animated stories about positive change in their communities.

Script Changers shows the ways that stories offer a lens for seeing the world as a series of systems. It provides opportunities for students to create interactive and animated stories about creating positive change in their communities. These projects utilize the Scratch visual programming environment.

Hardcover

$32.00 S ISBN: 9780262027823 352 pp. | 9 in x 8 in 260 color illus., 15 tables

Contributors

Linda Booth Sweeney.

Endorsements

  • Young people growing up today will surely be called upon to address thorny problems that cut across global, interconnected systems: the environment, the economy, the global infrastructure. Few skills will be more important than the capacity to see, understand, and innovate systems. The Interconnections collection, created through a collaboration among scholars, curriculum developers, and teachers across the National Writing Project, provides approaches to teaching systems thinking through activities that also build literacy and support Common Core Standards and career-readiness. This 'both-and' approach is a demonstration of what forward-looking curriculum must be in a digital age.

    Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

    Executive Director, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley

  • The books in this collection offer wonderful activities for engaging young people in new ways of making, helping them learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. But even more important, they engage young people in new ways of seeing, helping them develop new perspectives for understanding the world—and understanding themselves.

    Mitchel Resnick

    LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, and Director, Lifelong Kindergarten group, MIT Media Lab