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Scratch – Educational Programming from MIT

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I have had a vague plan that someday I might teach my kids to program. Originally I planned to use a Logo dialect but Sean recently sent me a link to Scratch, the new programming environment for teaching children how to program. Its a graphic interface that runs on Macs and Windows is highly interactive and piggybacks on the turtle graphics model of Logo. However scratch is a much richer and more interactive environment with sounds, animation and a graphical programming language that insulates you completely from the VI/Emacs wars so prevalent in other programming communities 🙂

I’ve only had a quick play with it tonight but so far, so good.

Of course sooner or later, they will have to graduate to Python (the one true programming language).

Written by Joe

March 16, 2007 at 12:57 am

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  1. Hey Joe!

    Congrats on mention in Irish Times today!! Ya Boy Ya! Fame and groupies await 🙂




    March 16, 2007 at 10:45 am

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