Mouse | Winners for 2020 DIY Encryption Mouse Microproject Competition

December 04, 2020

Winners for 2020 DIY Encryption Mouse Microproject Competition

In our second challenge of the 2020-2021 school year, we asked our learners to learn about how encryption works and to encrypt their own secret message explaining why they are interested in technology. Learners used Shared Key Encryption in the DIY Encryption tool to encrypt their messages. We were curious to see the types of messages that learners would encrypt and send over and we were not disappointed! We received multiple entries that reflected learners' wide interest in technology now and into the future. Thank you all for your amazing submissions!

Grand Prize

Our Grand Prize Winner, taking home a $25 Amazon Gift Card, is by mlomeli1999 at McPherson Magnet School in Orange, California! Using Shared Key Encryption, mlomeli1999 wrote about how using and learning about technology is one of their favorite things to do. From phones, laptops, and video games to social media and online videos, mlomeli1999 noted the multiple forms of technology represented in our world today. Nice job, mlomeli1999!

Our honorable mentions go out this month to:

  • organgejuicebird from Rogers Middle School, encrypting a message about his interest in technology to help them code game.
  • aaaaaaaaa & BrianSito collaborated to write a message about their fascination with technology and how people are able to make things using technology.

Amazing work from all the participants! Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card for their school!

The November contest is officially closed but there are still many more coming up this school year. The current Microproject is open for submissions in honor of this month’s Hour of Code. This month, your challenge is to make a game about a real-world issue in Scratch.


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