First of all … I LOVE the moniker “lifelong kindergarten group“! … okay … that’s out of the way.
From the MIT web site:
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design
I’m adding this to my list of things to try out … (you can view screenshots from Snapfiles site here)
I’m only now playing around with this … and having some fun in the process. I’ll let you know how it goes … and let you know when I’m done with my first Scratch project.