Sunday, February 19, 2012

Scratch

Scratch is a free programming language developed by MIT. Last year I got hooked onto it due to its ease of use for children, the fact that it gets children to think logically, work co-operatively and work on problem solving. It was a very satisfying experience both for the children and me as well as to know that some of them continue to use it as they have moved onto middle school. Today I came across this talk which I really enjoyed and reinforces not just the power of Scratch but also the power of certain skills that the kids need - imagination, role play, co-operation, problem solving, decision making, all of it while having fun. Mitch Resnick's talk

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