Scratch Stuff
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Collection of references, tutorials, examples, and other resources for using the student programming tool, Scratch.
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Kickstarting Scratchjr: Scratch programming for under-eights! - Boing Boing

Kickstarting Scratchjr: Scratch programming for under-eights! - Boing Boing | Scratch Stuff | Scoop.it
Kickstarting Scratchjr: Scratch programming for under-eights!
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Mitchel Resnick runs the MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten lab, from which came the amazing, kid-friendly Scratch programming language.
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Kickstarter project from Mitch Resnick and the folks at MIT to make a more young kid-friendly version of Scratch.

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Media MashUp

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An Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded project to research and explore rich media creation programming in libraries.
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Really useful site with handy guides to creating specific types of games with Scratch.

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Scratch project ideas

Excerpted from the Scratch Curriculum Guide Draft. Developed by the ScratchEd Team and released under a Creative Commons license. http://scratched.media.mit.edu
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Useful slideshow organizes in a unique way, with specific Scratch functions associated with various types of activities (e.g. creativity, music, writing, etc.).

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Tynker

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Tynker creative computing platform unlocks STEM skills for educators, kids and parents
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Web-based tool for introducing students to programming. Looks very much like Scratch, just online.

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More Scratch Game Ideas | Garfield Computer Science

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Short list, but some pretty good student projects and suggestions for things students might add to enhance their projects.

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Greenfoot

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Not Scratch, per se, but a great next step up--teaches kids the basics of Java-based programming.

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BotLogic.us - A Fun, Challenging, and Educational Puzzle Game for Kids

BotLogic.us is an educational puzzle game that challenges children to tackle complex logic problems while applying programming concepts. Using simple commands, kids program their bots to navigate through progressively challenging mazes.
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Great free game that teaches basic programming principles and coding. Good tool to introduce elementary students to coding.

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Enchanting : Enchanting : Enchanting

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Very cool tool for programming Mindstorms robotics, built on Scratch platform.

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Hopscotch iPad App Aims To Teach Children Programming

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Hopscotch is an app designed for the iPad that has been released in beta and is free for download.
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App teaches programming using a click and drag format similar to Scratch. Good intro to logic and steps involved, for sure.

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Scratch | Explore Projects

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Scratch: a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art - and share them online.
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Scratch galleries on the Scratch homesite. Great examples to get students inspired!

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Computer Science with Ms. Hansen » Scratch Project Ideas

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Nice list of the Scratch project ideas of students in one sixth grad class.

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Science Fair Project Ideas Using Scratch

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Big list of program ideas for students using Scratch.

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