Scratch – from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT – a visual programming language

First of all … I LOVE the moniker “lifelong kindergarten group“! … okay … that’s out of the way.

Someone mentioned this to me awhile ago, (I even saw it listed in a Wired How To, which I referred to here) but I never had the inclination to look into it … until the other day … Scratch

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.


About Rory

I make my home in the central part of the Garden State along with my family. When I'm not working as an Instructional Designer (focusing mostly on Web-Based learning ... and other eLearning technologies) or researching something, I'm found at home playing computer or video games. Among other things, I volunteer as a choir member and catechist for 8th graders at my parish.
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