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Participate in the International Scratch Jam Competition and help bringing innovation to your classroom


06/11/2018

The International Scratch Jam is a fun and engaging competition where students from Europe and beyond will have the chance to work in teams to create their own and personalized projects using Scratch.

The competition addresses students aged 12-18 and all the teams participating are invited to create a project that evolves around two main categories: creativity and problem solving.

For the first category, students are invited to unleash their imagination and design their own stories, games and animations. For the second category, students are invited to address a problem that affects their school or community. In both categories, students will be able to develop their creativity and imagination by using their own pictures as background in the game, creating their own dialogues using the colorful blocks to give commands and everything they may think about.

Why getting involved?

While many teachers want to bring innovation to their classrooms, they often think that coding is difficult or that it requires a good understanding of mathematics or digital skills. Scratch is the best way to introduce students in coding, as it is an easy-to-use visual programming language that motivates students to learn coding while working together and having fun.

If you would like to participate with your students, read these guidelines, fill in the registration form and submit it. A national and European jury will evaluate all the projects received, and the winners will be announced on December 7 at the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels.

Learning how to code can empower your students to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, so do not miss this opportunity and participate in the DIS-CODE Scratch Jam competition until the 23rd of November.

No previous knowledge of programming is needed. If you need help, you can have a look at this tutorial to understand how Scratch works! For assistance during the process, please contact Eleni Myrtsioti: eleni.myrtsioti@eun.org

We are looking forward to receive your projects!