Scratch Visual Programming Language

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Just was reminded about Scratch, a visual programming language helpful to teach programming.

          Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your
        own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share
        your creations on the web.
   

Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills.
      As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical
      and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process
      of design.

Scratch is available free of charge, go to Download.

Download scratch here.

Communities and Technologies Conference


  Rob Malda & Jeff Bates 
  Originally uploaded by eschipul

This week I am in Michigan for the 3rd International Communities and Technologies conference. In some ways I am definitely a fish out of water as this is an almost 100% academic crowd. In other ways I am learning.a.lot!

Hopefully lots of information transformed into articles on our main site or as blog posts here in the following weeks. For now, back to the sessions.

The photo is of Rob Malda & Jeff Bates, two of the original slashdotters. They presented on meta-moderation.

iPhone. No, this post has nothing to do with it, but EVERY other blogger is posting about the iPhone today and I wanted to sort-of-imitate the cool kids. Heh.