Monday Jul 23, 2007

Scratch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is a new programming language designed by Michael Resnick and his associates at MIT’s Lifelong Kin
ergarten research group.

The service is designed for children 8 years old and up to learn the
concepts that can be used from an early age for the foundation that
allows for the continued learning of programming and other current
skills. Helping to form the ability to think creatively, communicate
and analyze, use technologies, collaborate, and design, Scratch has
been likened to an improved version of Smalltalk, which supposedly
offered programming learning tools that operated with the simplicity of
building with LEGO pieces. A similar “snap and build” design is used
with Scratch as well, and the site is full of other learning tools and
resources, such as printable flash cards.


So I saw this on Mashable, and think this is fantastic, and will help with the Childrens holidays that are up and coming, 6 weeks of entertainment time, whilst also a good stimulation and chance to do something together,as well as reading and maths, this helps a child think and develop their own skills. So thats me sold, and I can see some odd transformer based games being developed.
 

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