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mwikali
New to Scratch
2 posts

Welcome!

techmusau wrote:

Great to be here and to keep #BAM4Scratch going from the #scratchBDX2017 conference.

For all the Kiswahili speakers that are able, there is great tutorial available here on how to join the scratch Kiswahili translation team by @rhysrose

Feel free to join the team to completely translate Scratch into Kiswahili to be able to reach more and more people.


Thanks for sharing! Is there a link where we can access the tutorial?
mwikali
New to Scratch
2 posts

Welcome!

Glad to see that many have already started engaging on the forum!

In the spirit of #BAM4Scratch, what are your ideas? What initial steps can we do right now to ensure that we achieve this goal? How can each of us contribute? Feel free to share your thoughts, comments or suggestions!

Here's my two cents, I think it would be awesome if we can each run Scratch related workshops in our home countries! (I know some of us already actively do this) But the challenge can be to integrate something new that you discovered during Scratch Conference 2017! And if we can all do it in the same month, it can help create buzz around #BAM4Scratch.

There is no set mode of facilitation or structure; it can be up to the individual to decide how they will conduct it!

Thoughts?





MartinWollenweber
Scratcher
95 posts

Welcome!

One first Idea to make a start: Let's create a numbered list of ideas about “Scratch for Africa” and start a thread in this forum for each idea. The participation per thread than will show how importent this certain idea is to the community and will create the opportunity to build/join a group that wants to work for this idea.

Here is a short first collection of

“Scratch for Africa Ideas”

#001 Create a list of Ideas about “Scratch for Africa” in the forum and a thread per idea

#002 Create a Scratch-Wiki in Swahili see Scratch Wikis in other languages

#003 Create a Scratch-Wiki in Igbo see Scratch Wikis in other languages

#004 Enlarge the Focus from Scratch to POCKETCODE alias Catrobat. Because many African children and even teachers have no access to a PC/Laptop/tablet its necessary to have a “Scratch-Like” tool that runs on Smartphones. Smartphones are much more common in African countries than PC/Laptop/tablet. Even the future Scratch 3.0 will not run on Smartphones (mobile yes, but just tablets) and Mitch Resnick himself recommended to use PocketCode where only Smartphones are available.

Please feel free to enlarge this list!
What Do you Think?

Last edited by MartinWollenweber (Aug. 17, 2017 10:35:28)

samsongoddy
New to Scratch
5 posts

Welcome!

mwikali wrote:

Glad to see that many have already started engaging on the forum!

In the spirit of #BAM4Scratch, what are your ideas? What initial steps can we do right now to ensure that we achieve this goal? How can each of us contribute? Feel free to share your thoughts, comments or suggestions!

Here's my two cents, I think it would be awesome if we can each run Scratch related workshops in our home countries! (I know some of us already actively do this) But the challenge can be to integrate something new that you discovered during Scratch Conference 2017! And if we can all do it in the same month, it can help create buzz around #BAM4Scratch.

This is the most important task to do. Creating scratch workshops is something we should look and this will indeed create a lot of buzz. I have already started and i don't intend to stop. Since we are thinking about Bringing Scratch conference to Africa, this will help alot.

There is no set mode of facilitation or structure; it can be up to the individual to decide how they will conduct it!

Thoughts?






samsongoddy
New to Scratch
5 posts

Welcome!

MartinWollenweber wrote:

One first Idea to make a start: Let's create a numbered list of ideas about “Scratch for Africa” and start a thread in this forum for each idea. The participation per thread than will show how importent this certain idea is to the community and will create the opportunity to build/join a group that wants to work for this idea.

Here is a short first collection of

“Scratch for Africa Ideas”

#001 Create a list of Ideas about “Scratch for Africa” in the forum and a thread per idea

#002 Create a Scratch-Wiki in Swahili see Scratch Wikis in other languages

#003 Create a Scratch-Wiki in Igbo see Scratch Wikis in other languages

#004 Enlarge the Focus from Scratch to POCKETCODE alias Catrobat. Because many African children and even teachers have no access to a PC/Laptop/tablet its necessary to have a “Scratch-Like” tool that runs on Smartphones. Smartphones are much more common in African countries than PC/Laptop/tablet. Even the future Scratch 3.0 will not run on Smartphones (mobile yes, but just tablets) and Mitch Resnick himself recommended to use PocketCode where only Smartphones are available.

Please feel free to enlarge this list!
What Do you Think?

MartinWollenweber wrote:

One first Idea to make a start: Let's create a numbered list of ideas about “Scratch for Africa” and start a thread in this forum for each idea. The participation per thread than will show how importent this certain idea is to the community and will create the opportunity to build/join a group that wants to work for this idea.

Here is a short first collection of

“Scratch for Africa Ideas”

#001 Create a list of Ideas about “Scratch for Africa” in the forum and a thread per idea

#002 Create a Scratch-Wiki in Swahili see Scratch Wikis in other languages

#003 Create a Scratch-Wiki in Igbo see Scratch Wikis in other languages

Not just Igbo but also Yoruba and Hausa, Nigeria is a big country with a too many languages. But the most spoken languages other than English is the Igbo(East/South) Yoruba(West) and Hausa (North).

#004 Enlarge the Focus from Scratch to POCKETCODE alias Catrobat. Because many African children and even teachers have no access to a PC/Laptop/tablet its necessary to have a “Scratch-Like” tool that runs on Smartphones. Smartphones are much more common in African countries than PC/Laptop/tablet. Even the future Scratch 3.0 will not run on Smartphones (mobile yes, but just tablets) and Mitch Resnick himself recommended to use PocketCode where only Smartphones are available.

This is an awesome idea, places like Lagos, Nigeria using tools like Raspberry Pi. Laptop/PC/Tablets is popular here in Nigeria, almost every schools in Nigeria have some sort of computers. Some even use Tablets as part of E-learning. Some part of Africa, even Nigeria still uses the OLPC device which is capable to run Scratch 3.0 thanks to the Effort from the Scratch team to collaborate with Sugar Labs to make sure this happens.

I spoke with the Pocket Code and i am looking into that, so i am going to create a poll that will gather data of the most used device used for scratching and the less used. But i am sure over 90 percent of Scratchers in Nigeria uses laptop thanks to Schools, Summer programs ordinators, Hubs, Camps and Parents.
Please feel free to enlarge this list!
What Do you Think?
That is what i think.
MartinWollenweber
Scratcher
95 posts

Welcome!

@samsongoddy: Thank you for your ideas. Because I think that many people will read your post above, I think it could be a good idea, to re-format it, so it is more easy to see where you quote and where you state your own opinion. To find out more about the syntax used in this forum you can read: BBCode

Last edited by MartinWollenweber (Aug. 22, 2017 07:57:51)

GunChleoc
Scratcher
100+ posts

Welcome!

I think the ideas list https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/273790/ should be made a sticky - it could turn into a forum directory.

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samsongoddy
New to Scratch
5 posts

Welcome!

This is an awesome idea, places like Lagos, Nigeria using tools like Raspberry Pi. Laptop/PC/Tablets is popular here in Nigeria, almost every schools in Nigeria have some sort of computers. Some even use Tablets as part of E-learning. Some part of Africa, even Nigeria still uses the OLPC device which is capable to run Scratch 3.0 thanks to the Effort from the Scratch team to collaborate with Sugar Labs to make sure this happens.

I spoke with the Pocket Code team and i am looking into that, so i am going to create a poll that will gather data of the most used device used for scratching and the less used. But i am sure over 90 percent of Scratchers in Nigeria uses laptop thanks to Schools, Summer programs ordinators, Hubs, Camps and Parents.

About the language, Nigeria is a Big country, if not the biggest in terms of population in Africa.

The official language in Nigeria is English Language. But aside that, there are three major languages spoken in Nigeria (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba). So these languages should be included.

limitless2010
New to Scratch
1 post

Welcome!

I look forward to learning and sharing a lot here.
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Last edited by limitless2010 (Sept. 29, 2017 12:11:54)


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brentspiner
Scratcher
4 posts

Welcome!

hi
fluffbunowl
Scratcher
77 posts

Welcome!

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kev2121
New to Scratch
1 post

Welcome!

Thanks
ScratchDiogoh
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Welcome!

Welcome! To Africa Forúm

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best-games-ever
Scratcher
100+ posts

Welcome!

ScratchDiogoh wrote:

Welcome! To Africa Forúm
is Africa a language or is it another language that people speak in Africa?


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https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/347872901
best-games-ever
Scratcher
100+ posts

Welcome!

best-games-ever wrote:

ScratchDiogoh wrote:

Welcome! To Africa Forúm
is Africa a language or is it another language that people speak in Africa?
O, dit is Afrikaans.


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https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/347872901
Wahsp
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Welcome!

best-games-ever wrote:

ScratchDiogoh wrote:

Welcome! To Africa Forúm
is Africa a language or is it another language that people speak in Africa?
This forum is for those who speak African languages, I'm guessing

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LuckyLucky7
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1000+ posts

Welcome!

Hello!
I'm fixing a glitch, don't mind this post

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GunChleoc
Scratcher
100+ posts

Welcome!

Wahsp wrote:

best-games-ever wrote:

ScratchDiogoh wrote:

Welcome! To Africa Forúm
is Africa a language or is it another language that people speak in Africa?
This forum is for those who speak African languages, I'm guessing
Yes, it's for all African languages - there are a lot of them

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kChiaEC19
Scratcher
100+ posts

Welcome!

This forum has the fewest topics

Last edited by kChiaEC19 (Nov. 16, 2019 19:49:35)


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-DogSmarts-
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Welcome!

I always wanted to go to Africa!

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