Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

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Scratch Belts

Kids can now work towards earning martial arts-style “belts” to mark their learning progress in Scratch (They’re actually wristbands).

Go to Scratch Belts

Learning Scratch

At Coderdojo Malahide we introduce new coders to the basics of Scratch using simple introductory worksheets. Here’s a selection that we are adding to all the time.

The objective of the various worksheets is to allow dojo members to learn enough Scratch coding to enable them to start their own project. This is where great ideas can flourish!

Challenge Yourself!

Dojo members who create their own projects are encouraged to take part in the Scratch National Competition (registration deadline 5th February 2016) or the Coderdojo Coolest Project Competition.

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