Sunday, May 2, 2010

Scratch

Scratch is a programming language created by MIT, that makes it easy for kids to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share them on the web. Students using Scratch learn many mathematical ideas and can collaborate with others and be creative. It represents constructivist learning at its best. It is the kind of thing that Bill Gates started out doing in his garage and you know what that led to. I urge you all to download this small program that runs on the smell of an oily rag from http://scratch.mit.edu/ and give it a try. Better still, let your kids play with it. They will be hooked. Please have a look at the links I have collected for you this week.

Cool Stuff I Learned This Week:

  • The Sistine Chapel looks much better when there are no people in the way.
  • Kids understand Maths best when they are able to teach it to others.

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