Monday, December 1, 2014

Scratch - free, easy to use "programming" system from MIT

Scratch is a free, easy to use, web app from MIT that allows students to create basic programs using a visual interface. Students can program animations, games and videos by dragging blocks together. Each block represents a function and snap together to create the program.

It is a great tool for teaching students basic programming logic and processes.

There is a huge community of users and plenty of shared examples to learn from, as well as an Educator Resource page.

Here is a video explaining it more:

Here is an example showing the programming blocks:

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