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Creative Your Own OnlineInteractive Projects with Scratch By Susanna Chan Head of Children’s Services South Brunswick Public Library NJ
What is Scratch?• A programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.• Uses easy coding blocks to create interactive projects, stories, animations, art and games and share it online.• Helps young people to learn team work, organizational skills, creative and logical thinking.• Improves self-confidence and self-esteem with improved skills in Scratch projects.
Getting Started• Download Scratch from:• http://www.scratch.mit.edu• Install and launch Scratch on your computer.• Now You are ready to start your own project or download a project from Scratch.• You can save your project on your computer or on your Scratch Account.
Helpful Links• Scratch account : Sign up to share your projects on the web and learn from projects shared by others. An email address is required: http://scratch.mit.edu/signup• Getting Started tutorial guide: http://goo.gl/4OBlj• Video tutorials: http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Video_Tutorials• Scratch Cards: A quick way to learn new Scratch codes . http://goo.gl/JwCt1
Resources• Scratch Resources: You can download sprites, backgrounds, scripts, sound and music files shared by other Scratchers or upload your own to share with others. http://resources.scratchr.org/index• Scratch Reference Guide: Overview of the Scratch software http://goo.gl/8eU1Y• Scratch Wiki: Where you can “talk” to fellow Scratchers, join in Scratch related discussions, learn from tutorials and find useful explanations on “Scratch” terminologies. http://goo.gl/XM2Ug The End