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Cheese balls, aliens, Angry Birds -- and logical sequencing

Original post made on Oct 13, 2012

The dozens of children who flock to Smita Kolhatkar's lunchtime "Scratch Club" at Barron Park Elementary School create their own little worlds and, in the process, absorb early computer programming concepts, Kolhatkar said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:10 AM

Comments

Posted by Weekly Reader, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

It's nice to see fun/good things happening for the students at Barron Park! Thanks to the PA Weekly and Chris Kenrick for this article.


Posted by parent, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Thanks to Smita Kolhatkar for dedicating her time to share technology at Barron Park. When
the school re-opened over 12 years ago there was a claim there would be a focus on technology, but this never really seemed to happen. They school actually had an abundance of amazing computers before other schools in the district. Glad to know something exciting is being done with the available computers.


Posted by Jeanie Smith, a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Oct 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Yay Smita! Those kids are so lucky to have you at Barron Park, and I'm so lucky to know you and be able to learn from you!

I've instituted Scratch projects in most of my classes, and it's VERY popular-- and encourages all kinds of great learning. Thanks for leading the way...