Tag Archive | Programming

Scratch (MIT)

Scratch – A fantastic resource! Lots of potential for learners to develop a range of skills including English, Maths, Computer Science, and Problem Solving. Once installed this support guide is really useful to get started. I feel there is a huge amount of potential in creating games or scenarios for learning, which provide learners with instant feedback to keep them motivated and engaged. Please let me know if you have had any success with this product.   

Scratch is a 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 with learning and education in mind. As young people create and share projects in Scratch, they develop important design and problem-solving skills, learning how to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Scratch can be used in many different settings: schools, museums, community centres, and homes. It is intended especially for 8- to 16-year-olds, but younger children can work on Scratch projects with their parents or older siblings, and college students use Scratch in some introductory computer science classes.