Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, music, and animations—and share your creations on the Web.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation and the Intel Foundation. The software is available free of charge from http://scratch.mit.edu.
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Creating with Scratch | Learning with Scratch | Programming with Scratch
WATCH Overview of Scratch by Group Members (.swf)
Scratch Introduction Video (.wmv)
Overview of Scratch by Mitchel Resnick (.rm)
Photographs from a Scratch Workshop
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Screenshots of Scratch Projects and Program Interfaces
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Screenshots of Scratch Programs
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Alexandra Kahn, Press Liaison, MIT Media Lab
akahn **at** media.mit.edu or 617 253-0365