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Thanks to all the mentors that support our Katie CoderDojo — the St. Kate’s initiative to help girls into creating our digital futures. You come too?

Kelsey Goes to Class

You guys!  You guys.  You guys.  You guys.

You have GOT to get in on this mentoring thing.

Last night, I was a mentor at the Katie Coderdojo, and it was SO COOL.  I worked with the younger girls, 8-11, who were using Scratch.

http://scratch.mit.edu

It was definitely the closest I’ve come to the whole maker movement vibe since I was a kid doing similar stuff myself.  The girls were so excited about what they were doing.  They were helping each other.  There was frustration and aha moments and so much pride in the end products, even when the girl next to them had done something more involved.

We had task cards to direct girls who were new to it, and it was really cool to see how these girls would take the simple ideas and make something out of them.  For example, there was a task about making a…

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