Introduction to Scratch
Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
What Scratch is?
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. For further details please visit https://scratch.mit.edu/about.
It’s a block based visual programming for kids age between 8 to 16. There is a Scratch Jr for kids age between 5 to 7.
Scratch encourages the sharing, reuse, and combination of code, as indicated by the team slogan, "Imagine, Program, Share”. Users can make their own projects, or they may choose to "remix" someone else's project.
Scratch history and versions
Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a non-profit organization by MIT University.
Scratch 2.0 was released in 2013 and Scratch 3.0, the first 3.x release version, was released in 2019.
What are the benefits of learning Scratch?
Not only learn to code, but also there are few other benefits. Kids improve their collaboration, teamwork, creativity, no fear to explore, coming with new ideas, brainstorming with other kids, learn their school subjects using Scratch and lot more.
What is creative computing culture?
Creative computing is about creativity. Creative computing supports the development of personal connections to computing, by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests. Creative computing emphasizes the knowledge, practices, and fundamental literacies that young people need to create the types of dynamic and interactive computational media that they enjoy in their daily lives.
What age group is more suitable for Scratch 3.x?
Targeted group for Scratch 3.x is kids age between 8 to 16. Any age group can learn this.
What we can do with Scratch?
You can imagine, program and share. Using scratch you can make interactive stories, animations, and games. Also Scratch has scratch community, where you can share your projects, get feedback and comment or remix other projects.
Youtube channel Scratch Coding for Kids
1. How do you interact with your friends to create a positive relationship?
2. How do you interact with computer or smart devices in day-to-day life?
3. Imagine a project which you want to develop in Scratch? You can draw a picture or write it down.