Why learn Scratch programming?

Every parent or educator should be familiar with Scratch or coding. Knowing code and knowing how to program is an essential 21st century skill and a must-have skill of the future.

What is Scratch?

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

How can Scratch help kids to learn code?

As quoted on the Scratch website:

Students can use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for everyone in today’s society.

Educators are using Scratch in subjects areas of language arts, science, social studies, math, computer science, foreign languages, and the arts.

What are some of the Scratch games you can learn to code?

 

 

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