This week we began a new project called Scratch. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. While Scratch is primarily designed for 8 to 16 year olds, it is also used by people of all ages, including younger children with their parents. The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
During this week we learned about ”Scratch user interface”. The Scratch user interface is the environment of the Scratch program which divides the screen into several panels: on the left is the stage and sprite list, in the middle the blocks palette, and on the right the scripts/costumes/sounds editors. The block palette has code fragments (called “blocks“) that can be dragged onto the scripts area to make programs (called projects). To keep the palette from being too big, it is organized into 10 groups of blocks: Motion, Looks, Sound, Pen, Data, Events, Control, Sensing, Operators, and More Blocks. See below. For more info visit:
To read more about Scratch please visit: www.scratch.mit.edu
You can also download an offline version: https://scratch.mit.edu/download
Those are the photos from the first week of coding 🙂 Remember only your imagination is the only limit. We had great fun coding. Girls and Boys ready, steady, code !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))