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.

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.


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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