WELCOME to our SCRATCH Gaming LIBGuide! Throughout this guide you will find a variety of resources and tasks that will introduce you to the gaming world. There are lessons that will take you from a SCRATCH Beginner Level to an Advanced level. After completing each level you will be ready to complete the final project, YOUR very own Video game or Complex Animation.
What is SCRATCH?
SCRATCH is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art that can then easily be shared on the web. Scratch is designed specifically for young people (ages 8 and up) to help them develop 21st century learning skills: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, using technologies fluently, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively, and learning continuously. As students create Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.
Scratch was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.