Kids’ Programming from Scratch

Geek Culture

The Web 2.0 edition of Logo has arrived, and its name is Scratch.  Scratch is a new free programming tool from MIT’s Media Lab that lets anyone new to programming, young or old, learn the essentials without being constrained by the fault-intolerant behavior of conventional programming languages.  It also lets users share their programs online (or will, once the website recovers from its Slashdotting).  They’ve created a video introduction to Scratch:

Scratch has already been covered by Slashdot, via the Boston Globe.  Still, I’m a programmer by trade, and I’m really excited to have a new tool to help my kids learn to program, and I wanted to make sure other GeekDads knew about it, too.

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