Scratch
Scratch
461

5.0

Scratch free download for Mac

Scratch

461
17 September 2019

Programming language for kids 8 years and older.

Overview

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations - and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively - essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

What's new in Scratch

Version 461:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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5 Scratch Reviews

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Scoo
31 July 2007

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Outstanding multimedia and game development software. I have precious little programming experience, but was able to make a breakout clone in under 3 hours. My 7 year old loves it as well, I showed him the basics, and he was off to the races making his own apps in a matter of hours. The programming model Scratch uses will appeal to any visual learners; fInally, I understand what variables and loops can do.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
Tasha Schwartz
01 March 2017
Really nice application. Even Harvard University students use it in their first tasks for CS50 lessons.
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Version 451
Ean
27 April 2012
Home page is now: http://scratch.mit.edu/
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Version 1.4
Pen-sq
20 January 2011
http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Scratch_1.4_Release_Notes Scratch now supports prompting for text, and manipulating it. The UI has been tweaked to fit on lower resolution screens. Support for Lego(R) WeDo(TM) hardware was added.
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Version 1.4
Scoo
31 July 2007
Outstanding multimedia and game development software. I have precious little programming experience, but was able to make a breakout clone in under 3 hours. My 7 year old loves it as well, I showed him the basics, and he was off to the races making his own apps in a matter of hours. The programming model Scratch uses will appeal to any visual learners; fInally, I understand what variables and loops can do.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
$ir-M-
23 June 2007
Scratch looks awesome -- a fun, painless way for kids (MITML says 8 and up, though I bet a sharp 5-year-old could grasp this) to learn about rudimentary programming concepts. Its puzzle-piece subroutine metaphor is intuitive and well thought out, and if we accept the standard formula (power + simplicity = elegance), then I believe the e-word definitely applies! The included code examples illustrate a wide variety of concepts, so kids can feel comfortable diving right in, and a way to share one's programs with the world (the app is also cross-platform) has been built in as well. It's still a work in progress: during testing I had to force-quit a few times. But not to complain -- this is a very worthy idea. (Imagine if it came with a standalone compiler ... yikes!)
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Version 1.1
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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