Bring innovation in your classroom: Participate in the DIS-CODE International Scratch Jam Competition!

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 projects using Scratch. Learning how to code can empower students to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, so do not miss this opportunity to participate in the DIS-CODE Scratch Jam competition!

Teachers can participate with their classrooms and submit their entries until 23 November 2018. The competition addresses students between 12 to 18 years old 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 should you get involved?

While many teachers want to bring innovation in 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 coding to students, as it is an easy visual programming language that motivates students to learn coding while they collaborate and have fun.

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

Need some help? Have a look at the Scratch tutorial!

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: