Friday, October 05, 2007

Scratch - Visual Programming Environment - Australian Lesson Exchange


The Australian Lesson Exchange (ALE) is a relatively new wiki for all Australian Educators from all states and territories. Its a place to share your stuff! Fellow Aussie edubloggers may like to check it out!

Richard Wiktorowicz from Moorefield Girls High has kindly shared, via ALE, a fantastic set of activity cards in PDF that he has developed for scratch. Thanks Richard.
Scratch - Visual Programming Environment - Australian Lesson Exchange

Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create
your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and
share your creations on the web.

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up)
develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects,
young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas,
while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.

For those who are yet to discover the joys of scratch take a look at one of my year 5 student's movies here. Cody did the storyboard, the sprites and backgrounds himself, (as well as the scripting of course).


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6 comments:

Angela Maiers said...

Mark,
Scratch is fantastic. What a great tool for teachers and students! Thanks for sharing with us how you are using it. I can not wait to check it out!

Tony said...

A great site - we need to promote it more so teachers and students become involved in sharing work, ideas and even collaborating. Thanks for the post.

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