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  1. Hi Jess,

    We organize programming workshops for kids with special needs. Your work is a big help to us. Please keep doing it, especially now that 2.0 is out.

    We have done workshops with Stencyl as well (for the older kids). You may want to take a look. It is like Scratch, but more powerful.

    P.S. Another workshop coming up in 2 weeks’ time. Struggling between Scratch and Kodable (on iPad)… hahaha


      • Wow, thanks for sharing with me about Stencyl and Kodable(we all use iPad at home and I was super bummed out that Apple would not allow Scratch in AppStore). I am definitely going to look into them.

        PS Have a great workshop!

  2. Hi Jessica,
    Thanks for your tutoring lessons on Scratch. I use them to teach children at my summer camp. They love it.
    My last name is also Chiang. Mine is 蔣. What is your last name in Chinese? Before came to US, I used work at China Steel in Kaohsiung.

    • I am so glad that you find these Scratch lessons helpful! My last name is 江 and my full name is 江文文 in Chinese. So you worked at 中鋼 in Kaohsiung? That’s way cool. Have fun at the summer camps!

  3. Hi Jessica

    No Doubt one can much more learn from ur Blog. This is my first visit on ur Blog. First of all ur looking simply Gorgeous, n cant believe this, ur MOM of 2 Boyz. 😀

  4. Great blob, and great Scratch tutorial.

    Scratch is simply awesome. I’ve been involved in teaching kids Scratch for a few years now, and the challenge has always been where to guide kids who are ready to take that next step beyond Scratch. Python is a common destination, but I feel it lacks the important ingredient of being able to write games that will run on a smartphone and can be easily shared with friends.

    Having tried many, many options with varying degrees of success, it became apparent that Javascript was a pretty good option, except for it’s somewhat convoluted on-ramp (HTML, the DOM, Javascript, webservers, blah blah blah — a whole shaggy dog story when all you want to do is write a game like you would have done on Scratch).

    What we came up with was a tutorial site aimed squarely at Scratch graduates, and providing a “long story short” approach to getting them up and coding in Javascript, explained in terms of Scratch.

    We take simple Scratch games, then build the same thing, line by line, in Javascript. http://www.s2js.com is tutorial, reference, snippet library, IDE and deployment platform in one. It teaches them, and also lets them build their own stuff that will run on their smartdevices and can be directly shared with friends.

    • Hi PinkyPepper(such a cute name)
      Merry Christmas to you and I finally got around to check at the blog comments. Thank you for your kind words and I simply love your Christmas card. The falling snow flakes against the darken blue sky are lovely.

  5. Hi! My name is Stanley. I live in Indiana. I’m following your article to work on linphone customization project. I would like to know if you can assist me via teamviewer or email. Please reply. Thanks.

  6. I know you get you’re totally awesome all the time, so I’ll just say it once more… You’re totally Awesome!!

    I teach in Malaysia and I see your site as a wealth of information to use in my class. I have recently convinced our principal to stray away from using 7 year outdated textbooks and only teaching ICT, to finally incorporate computing and computational thinking in the classroom. So now I have to design my own syllabus, but thanks to you and so many others it makes the job so much easier, which in turn benefits the kids that I teach.

    I look forward to the day I have some extra time and I can too add to the community, until then you are an inspiration:)



  7. Ms. Chiang,
    I am a homeschooling dad who has a 12yo daughter that is suddenly interested in programming. I have a Raspberry Pi that I let the kids keep and watch movies on, and it came with Scratch when I got it. I found your series on scratch, but it seems that I cannot find the last four lessons.
    Is there any way these can be made available?
    Also, in searching for the missing parts, I found several blog entries that look interesting for myself as well. I’m sure that I’ll be browsing this blog more.


  8. Hi Jess,
    This is Chris Lin, from Singapore.

    I have urgent business requirements, and I am thinking to use Linphone or PJSIP for VoIP.

    I am really impressed with your knowledge, and I believe you will be great help to me.

    Can you please shoot me an email if you can spare a minute for me?

    Thank you,

    • Sorry Chris, I have been busy with my new job and had not had a chance to check the comments on this site. I hope all is well with you and your project

  9. I’m really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues?
    A few of my blog audience have complained
    about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.

    Do you have any advice to help fix this issue?

    • Thanks for your comment. Since this site is hosted on WordPress so all I need to do is just to pick a theme that is compatible on most browsers. I do have machines that run on different OS so I can test out the theme. But I don’t do much theme tweaking myself..

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