Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art, and then share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

"In today’s rapidly changing world, people must continually come up with creative solutions to unexpected problems. Success is based not only on what you know or how much you know, but on your ability to think and act creatively. In this process, people imagine what they want to do, create a project based on their ideas, play with their creations, share their ideas and creations with others, and reflect on their experiences—all of which leads them to imagine new ideas and new projects."
Mitch Resnick
MIT Scratch Research Group Leader

Scratch News

  • Where's the Maths?
    If you're an Australian educator working with Scratch, I'd really appreciate it if you could complete this short survey for me.  It has a list of the key learning outcomes (content descriptors) found in the Year 7 Mathematics Australian Curriculum.  If you could go through the list and tick any Maths descriptor that you feel could be met through the act of coding using Scratch, I'm hoping that when enough people fill the form in we might end up with a general idea of just how useful (or not) Scratch could be in meeting general curriculum learning goals.

    Posted 2 Oct 2014, 20:42 by Chris Betcher
  • Scratch at ACEC
    On Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm I'll be running a 1.5 hour session at the ACEC Conference in Adelaide called Teaching Students to Think using Scratch 2.0. It's going to be a very practical hands-on session and will use the new Scratch 2.0 interface, so if you're attending make sure you bring a computer with a modern web browser (like Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and expect to have some hard fun! We will try to complete 3 or 4 simple projects that teach you the key ideas in Scratch, and by the end of the session you will be ready to start Scratching with your kids! There are a number of other Scratch sessions at ACEC too, so check those out as well.
    Posted 28 Sep 2014, 00:47 by Chris Betcher
  • Welcome to Scratch Stuff
    This site is brought to you by Crux Learning, and is a work in progress. It will build to be a library of Scratch resources and links, but more importantly a great collection of Scratch challenges and interesting projects to work on. Stay tuned for more soon!
    Posted 18 Sep 2014, 05:31 by Chris Betcher
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