Monday, February 14, 2011
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share their creations on the web.
Scratch is available as a free download for Mac and PC computers.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Students can animate their own stories and games to enhance classroom curriculum. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Scratch projects can be put on the gallery and students can "remix" others' creations.
Here are more resources to help you learn the basics of Scratch:
Classroom 2.0 wiki Scratch page
Learn Scratch website
MIT Scratch Support
Posted by Cindy Brock at 9:05 PM