Scratch is an easy to learn programming tool developed by MIT and is finding enthusiastic users all over the world. In this episode we have a chat to two experienced Scratchers, Bill Kerr and Peter Ruwoldt. Peter and Bill both teach in South Australia and have been using Scratch extensively with their students for quite a while, so they were the ideal people to chat to in order to find out more.
Peter was also very involved in Scratch Day, an annual event to promote Scratch, and he shares some of his insights about this.
Links from this episode:
- The official Scratch website - http://scratch.mit.edu
- The Scratch Day website - http://day.scratch.mit.edu
- Bill’s Blog - http://billkerr2.blogspot.com/
- Bill’s website - http://www.users.on.net/~billkerr/
- Peter’s Stuff - http://www.watiwara.org/mdl3/mod/resource/view.php?id=54
- Peter’s Scratch Day story - http://day.scratch.mit.edu/event/56
- Scratch cards - http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Support/Scratch_Cards
- Challenges - http://billkerr2.blogspot.com/2009/02/scratch-challenges-update.html
- Introductory projects - http://nebomusic.net/scratch.htm