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Scratch September 7, 2007

Posted by Gareth in : ICT, Software , trackback

crhttp://scratch.mit.edu/
MIT’s Media Lab in the US have just made this brilliant piece of software available as a free download. It allows students to make their own animations and games by slotting together program building blocks. It’s graphical interface is incredibly easy to use, there’s a full set of help and examples on the website as well as printable instruction cards that students can use to learn new features of the software. It’s perfect for KS2, especially Years 5 and 6. Why not get some of your class to look at it after the SATs?

(See the article the BBC wrote about the software by clicking here)

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1. Glenn Malcolm - April 26, 2009

Scratch is amazing. So simple yet so complex it’s mind boggling. Children as young as 9 or 10 are making ‘if’ and ‘while’ loops using a thing called broadcasting! This is stuff to make LOGO look like a definite has-been!
Scratch Day – May 16th 2009. Get hosting! 🙂