Scratch: Teaching the Difference Between Creating and Remixing | MindShift

Audrey Watters | August 11, 2011

The introductory programming language Scratch is on the cusp of having its 2 millionth project uploaded to its website. That’s an impressive number, and one that points not just to the widespread adoption of Scratch by novice programmers, but to the growth of a vibrant community surrounding the programming language along with the stories and games that are built with it.

For those unfamiliar with Scratch, some background: Developed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a visual programming language for children age 6 and up. Scratch is available free of charge, and the software runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. (Scratch 2.0, which is currently under development, will bring the tool into the Web browser as opposed to being a download.)

continue reading: Scratch: Teaching the Difference Between Creating and Remixing | MindShift.

This entry was posted in language and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *