Scratch
Scratch
451

5.0

Scratch

Scratch

45110 November 2016

Programming language for kids 8 years and older.

Scratch
Free
10 November 2016

5.0

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Scratch

Scratch

45110 November 2016

Programming language for kids 8 years and older.

Overview

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.

What's new in Scratch

Version 451:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.5 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Scratch

  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later

5 Reviews

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31 July 2007

Most helpful

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
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
27 April 2012
Home page is now: http://scratch.mit.edu/
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Version 1.4
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
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
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
Free

5.0

Category:

Multimedia Design

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Developer Website:
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5.0

Category:

Multimedia Design

Author Tools

Developer Website:
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Downloaded & Installed 20,541 times

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5 Reviews

Rate this app:

31 July 2007

Most helpful

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
01 March 2017
Really nice application. Even Harvard University students use it in their first tasks for CS50 lessons.
Like
Version 451
27 April 2012
Home page is now: http://scratch.mit.edu/
Like
Version 1.4
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.
Like
Version 1.4
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
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!)
Like
Version 1.1