If you’ve always wanted to know more about Scratch, then why not sign up for a new free workshop?
Creative Computing is a six-week online workshop for educators open to anyone who wants to learn more about using Scratch and supporting computational thinking in the classroom and other learning environments. No prior experience of Scratch or computer programming is needed.
The workshop hosted by the Scratch Ed team at Harvard, is free and runs from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 12. It will involve 10 to 12 hours of activity a week.
Scratch is a free programming environment developed by the Scratch Team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, led by Mitch Resnick, the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research.
It enables young people to create their own interactive media including stories, games and animations, and offers an online community for users and educators.
The latest version of Scratch, Scratch 2.0, is now available, free of charge. To find out more about it, visit http://scratch.mit.edu/. To find out more about the course, take a look at this YouTube video.