What Is Scratch???
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art,
stories, simulations and games – and share those creations online.
“Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu”
**Information for Parents**
VIDEO 1: What Is Scratch? Here is a video to watch that explains what ‘Scratch’ is all about: – starting scratch
Ok – Let’s Check it out…
1. Have a go online following some introductory steps here:
VIDEO 2: GET STARTED WITH SCRATCH: Watch this video tutorial on how to get started with ‘Scratch’
4: To help out with the video tutorials above, here is a link to the ‘Scratch Cards’ that have step by step instructions that you can save or download
5: Here is a video for students looking for a challenge:
Learn how to create a game of ‘ Pong’ by watching and listening to this Podcast
6: Want to learn more? Go to “Learn Scratch” lessons. Amazing things to check out and learn!!http://learnscratch.org/
7. What do other kids think about ‘Scratch’? Check out this video!
VIDEO 3: SCRATCH USERS IN OTHER SCHOOLS
VIDEO 4: LEARN CODE: Why Learn Code? Hear from the experts!!
****NOTE ABOUT USING SCRATCH AT HOME
ON ANOTHER DEVICE OR COMPUTER….
If you want to download ‘Scratch’ (like the one Mrs Grasso has in the ICT Lab version 1.4) ASK PERMISSION FROM YOUR PARENTS FIRST –
NEW VERSION: INTERNET BASED 2.0
Go to this website: www.scratch.mit.edu to find out about the NEW totally INTERNET based version
You can use the program for free without signing up however if you have permission from your parents you can create a username and password
(please make sure you have asked permission from your parents first if you are UNDER 13 Years old)
Check what the AGE limit is for this program by reading the Terms and Conditions here: http://scratch.mit.edu/help/faq/#privacy
Once you have your own username and password, then you need to go back to this website www.scratch.mit.edu and then click on the ‘CREATE’ Tab . This new version of ‘Scratch’ at the moment is totally ONLINE, however if you created an account, you can save any ‘Scratch’ programs 🙂
Does this look cool or what? If you like ‘MineCraft’ and other 3D worlds, you will gain a better understanding of how all these programs are made behind the scenes.
Cheerio for now 🙂
Mrs Grasso 🙂
Have you used or explored ‘Scratch’? What do you think of it? What ideas do you have that you COULD design?
I look forward to hearing from you!!