Back in September 2013 I taught a class of 12 middle-school aged girls to write code in Scratch on the Raspberry Pi and program simple electronic circuits. This was a workshop for the Philadelphia non-profit TechGirlz.
I created 5 structured activities using Scratch and simple electronics that covered both good programming principles and the basics of electronic circuits. https://github.com/atroutt/scratch-pi
I will be sharing these structured projects as a template for other beginner workshops, and talk about what I learned by building and teaching this workshop.
What can be effectively covered in a day?
How can you setup a workshop up to maximize fun and learning on the day
Demos of some of the best projects!