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The College of New Jersey

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing Township, NJ 08618

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NOTES: ** This workshop will be held in the Education Building, room 205 on the TCNJ Campus. Click to view Campus Map **

The focus of this class will be exploring how physical computing can ignite creativity and design. After watching the video, Cain’s Arcade, teachers will be challenged to go beyond the keyboard and mouse to create unique inputs with the MakeyMakey printed circuit board for their own Scratch arcade game. Simple supplies like cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, play-doh and other household items will be provided along with the MakeyMakey boards. Teachers will use the design and problem solving process to define an arcade game they would like to build, research Scratch code that might be useful, come up with some sketches, prototype inputs with the MakeyMakey and then develop their solution using the supplies. The last 30 minutes, teachers will “play” with each other’s games and celebrate our success. Note: While we are investigating various arcade type games, teachers will be introduced to Scratch as a simple yet powerful programing language that can successfully be used to teach the basics of computer science like events, loops, conditional statements, variables and more. Teacher’s Scratch coding skills will be developed and challenged during this class.

- Hardware requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a USB port to attach the MakeyMakey

- Software requirements: No software needs to be downloaded prior to the class. We will be using Scratch 2.0, web based version, accessible via an internet connected computer. A Scratch account would be helpful for saving projects developed during the class for future reference. A free Scratch account can be created at scratch.mit.edu.

- Background necessary: a basic understanding of Scratch would be helpful but not required.

Presenter: Roseanna Misuraca

**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGISTRATION GUIDELINES**

1. One registration per person. If your colleague would like to register as well, please provide his/her registration information.

2. Our workshops are designed for NJ educators first and foremost. Please register using an email issued from the school at which you teach. If you are not an educator (industry, high school/college student, hobbyist) and you are interested in attending, please email buildingcsnj@tcnj.edu. If the workshop does not fill to capacity by the registration deadline (1 week prior), members of this list will be contacted for registration.

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Where is the workshop located?

The workshop is located at The College of New Jersey. Information regarding exact building and room on campus will be provided as the workshop approaches.


What are my parking options for the event?

For this Saturday workshop, you are permitted to park in Lots 17 & 18 on the College of New Jersey's campus. Please Click to view Campus Map


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, you can contact the Building CS in New Jersey team at buildingcsnj@tcnj.edu.


Will Professional Development hours be provided?

Yes, a PD certificate will be provided at the completion of the workshop.

Is there a deadline to register?

Yes, registration will close a week before the event, but our events fill up quickly. We often invite individuals from the waitlist 1-2 weeks before the event when registered participants cancel.


How much does this workshop cost?

This workshop is FREE!

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