During the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, Big Class collaborated with Cartoon Network, the NBA, and 826 National to explore the intersections between coding and storytelling.
"Through other Big Class programs, we've never done something where they [students] get to bring their stories to life on the screen."
Using contemporary learning skills and supported by a team of volunteers, 24 New Orleans elementary students created original stories that they transformed into interactive animations using the coding program Scratch.
Over the course of the three-day mini camp, students were able to expand their writing skills and learn simple coding to bring their unique stories to life, expanding their interactions and relationships with writing in our ever-evolving technological world.
Students' final animations were shared during a special presentation to the NBA community on February 16, right before the All Star Weekend 2017 here in New Orleans.
Thank you to our friends at Cartoon Network, the NBA, and 826 National for collaborating with us on this exciting project!