Technology in Transit — Starting From Scratch!

Technology in Transit is a monthly event organized by Educational Technology Support (ETS) office for students in the Faculty of Education to showcase their learning technologies. The purpose of this one-hour session is to raise awareness of different technologies and to show how to incorporate them into classrooms.

The technology of this month is Scratch, a web-based application developed by Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab that can help you to program your own interactive stories, games, animations and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch is an ideal tool to teach programming to students, especially young kids who have little to no coding experience.

Presenter Milly Zhu demonstrates how to navigate through Scratch interface, sign up for an account, share online projects and download Scratch for offline use. She believes Scratch is a great program for introducing children to the world of coding. With a friendly interface and easy drag-and-drop procedure, Scratch helps develop a problem-solving mindset among young learners, allowing them to focus on different and efficient, rather than right or wrong ways to solve a problem.

Download her session handout for more information.

If you want to host a Technology in Transit session and promote a learning technology, please contact the ETS office by email at or by phone at 604-822-6333.


Our presenter this month is Milly Zhu.

Milly Zhu
Milly Zhu is a teacher candidate in the Elementary/Middle School Option, TELL-3C Cohort at UBC with an interest in integrating technology in the classroom. For the past three years, Milly has taught computer programs at summer camps as an instructor. She has facilitated and engaged children of all ages a growing interest in technology, specifically graphic design and manipulation, as well as coding. Aside from her interests in learning how to incorporate technology into the classroom, she enjoys reading and drawing.