Learn Scratch, a free, easy-to-use programming tool that addresses 21st century skills while promoting creativity, problem-solving, reasoning, and collaboration across grade levels and content areas.
Begin by exploring the background information about this online workshop.
Use the explore and evaluate section to learn more about the possibilities.
Go to the create section when you're ready to build a project in Scratch.
Use the project ideas section for examples you can use in building your own projects.
You may wish to go directly to Annette Lamb's pages at Scratch. Go to eduscapes' Scratch.
Resources at the Scratch website:
- Official Scratch Website
- Scratch Quick Reference Cards
- Scratch Instructional Videos
- Getting Started Guide (PDF)
- Scratch Reference Guide (PDF)
- Scratch Educator Resources
- Scratch Forums
After the Workshop:
- Sign up for an account on the website - http://scratch.mit.edu/signup
- Download, install, and launch Scratch software from your Mac or Windows computer at http://infoscratch.media.mit.edu/Scratch_1.4_Download
- Examine the sample projects that come with the software.
- Create galleries of your favorite projects.
- Download the work of others and view the code for ideas.
- Create a project.
- Share your project on the Scratch website.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab