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Overview


Scratch was developed by the Media Lab at MIT as a free, simple-to-learn but potentially powerful programming software. By moving blocks of coded directions, students build scripts that tell sprites how to act, creating games, animations and graphics projects. Scratch is supported by a web site for sharing projects and a forum for sharing ideas and getting support. With the purchase of a Picoboard ($50), students can also design their own user interface, so that the computer takes input from the device they create.



Basic Building Blocks


Program Download Scratch.mit.edu


This is the source for the free download of Scratch, plus a great site for students to share their projects and check out projects from others.
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  • SPRITES /COSTUMES
  • STAGE / BACKGROUNDS
  • BLOCKS / PROGRAMMING


Teaching Scratch


Getting Started Lessons



MIT media lab video introducing Scratch




Introductory Scratch Video*

  • Getting Started Example
  • Animation Examples: Playground, Fun with Animation


Learning to Use Scratch: Scratch Tutorials


Intro To Scratch
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Uses of Scratch in Education



Ideas for Integrating Scratch into the Classroom


Additional Resources