Friday, April 17, 2009

The Scratch Workshop

Scratch, developed by MIT, is a fun tool for introducing students to creating animations, games, and other multi-media interactive web creations. Scratch is an exciting program through which students can explore and demonstrate their creativity. You can read my previous post about Scratch here.

For some teachers one of the obstacles to using Scratch is difficulty understanding how to manipulate Scratch. Another obstacle for some teachers can be thinking of ways to incorporate Scratch into classroom instructions. The Scratch Workshop Wiki can help teachers overcome these obstacles.

The Scratch Workshop Wiki provides teachers with links to great Scratch tutorials like Learn Scratch. The Scratch Workshop Wiki also provides good examples of Scratch classroom projects.

If you are currently a Scratch user, you may want to check out and participate in Scratch Day 2009. Scratch Day 2009 is a global initiative to get people together to share Scratch projects.