iCompute: Computers for competition day.

Update regarding computers for iCompute event on WESO day: Students will be using desktop computers (iMacs). Scratch will be preloaded on them for offline use.  Multiple volunteers will also be present to assist teams should they have any issues with the computers.

Note for coaches/students practicing on PCs: Scratch runs essentially the same on Macs and PCs. 

iCompute: AAPS District Computers & Scratch

As you all know, the iCompute event uses Scratch and we plan to use an offline version (downloaded) of Scratch for WESO event day competition. Unfortunately, we recently learned that the website scratch.mit.edu is being blocked district-wide on all AAPS computers (and users’ accounts).  As of today, this issue has not been resolved. Considering the current situation, we suggest that the iCompute event coaches/parents use their personal computers/laptops to train their teams on Scratch. We are working on securing event day computers and will update you as soon as possible. Please note that this may not be an issue for other school districts and for private schools.