Register for the Irish National Scratch Competition 2015!
Don’t miss out! Enter the Irish National Scratch Competition ASAP!
(Closing date for registration is 27th February 2015. Projects to be completed the 6th of March)
Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web.
Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects. In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland’s aspiring digital creators. Entrant numbers have risen steadily, with 960 projects entered last year and 25 making it through to the National Finals held during Tech Week Ireland (26th April – 2nd May). Entry is open to individual students and groups of all ages.
How to enter:
- Register your details now on scratch.ics.ie. Please note that you will need to re-register for this year if you have not already done so.
- Design & create your project at www.scratch.mit.edu . This can be a game, animation, story, simulation or music project.
- Once your project is complete, upload your project URL and student details to enter the competition at scratch.ics.ie . (Please note when entering your project a direct URL link must be entered to be judged)
- Entries can only be accepted if they are accessible via the Scratch website at www.scratch.mit.edu Offline projects must also be uploaded to this website.
Tech Week Irl (26th April – 2nd May 2015)
Tech Week is Ireland’s newest STEM festival and aims to provide students, parents and the public fun opportunities to learn and explore how computing and technology is shaping every area of life. Tech Week’s objective is to inspire people to engage with technology. It also aims to equip people with the knowledge and experience to make informed choices about their future subject and career choices and to help to educate everyone about the challenges and rewards of our fast-changing technological society.
Tech Week Ireland are looking for Dojos to get involved!
Tech Week Ireland want Dojos to join the celebration by running Tech Week activities, these can happen during your weekly meetings. Pre-registration for free activity packs next week.
For this and more information go to www.techweek.ie