Programming for kids – Scratch

Yet another product teaching (the concepts of) computer programming to kids. When we were kids the extent of the technology gap was knowing how to program a VCR, and maybe setting up email. The comparative gap between today’s parents and their kids is going to be grand canyon-like.

The following was taken from a BBC News story. Click Here to Read the article.

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Primarily aimed at children, Scratch does not require prior knowledge of complex computer languages. Instead, it uses a simple graphical interface that allows programs to be assembled like building blocks. The digital toolkit, developed at MIT’s Media Lab, allows people to blend images, sound and video.

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Click here for the full story
Click Here to visit the Scratch Web site
Or Click Here to download the Scratch Software for Free
(via the Scratch Web site)

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