Check out the site from Iowa Big Schools. Many of these projects could be modified to your community: http://projectbbq.com/BBQ/public.php
This looks like an interesting class from the University of Pennsylvania. It is free and self-paced and should take around four weeks to complete working 3-4 hours per week on it. Check it out:
Think about these questions deeply – talk to your parents and friends about them before you answer or do some research if you need to. E-mail your answers back to me by Friday the 13th. Answering these questions is a required task for 2nd semester.
1. What are you going to learn?
2. How are you going to learn it?
3. How are you going to show me you are learning?
I know this is open-ended and will be hard for some of you, but go for it anyway. I am not looking for answers like “I’m going to learn what you teach me.”
I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
If you interested in programming and creating a game or an app you might consider the development program: Ready. It is much more sophisticated than Scratch but is still a visual programming environment. It is built on top of the Unity 3D environment.