According to Wikpedia online encyclopedia, Scratch is a free desktop and online multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create games and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming or even be used for a range of educational and entertainment constructivist purposes from math and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated presentations, to social sciences animated stories, and interactive art and music. Viewing the existing projects available on the Scratch website, or modifying and testing any modification without saving it requires no online registration.
Scratch allows users to use event driven programming with multiple active objects called “sprites”. Sprites can be drawn — as either vector or bitmap graphics — from scratch in a simple editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.
Scratch 2.0 is currently available online and as a desktop application for Windows, Mac OS X andLinux. The source code of Scratch 1.x is made available under GPLv2 license and Scratch Source Code License. The Scratch programming language is also used in the game creation tool Stencyl. To continue reading a detailed description of the program click here.
We programmed scratch in future sessions of our Tech Club.. Here is a project done by the instructor and shared on Scratch’s website.. Click on the picture to open it…
To download the offline scratch editor visit the link below:
If you want to learn how to create games and educational application with Scratch this site could be a perfect start. Visit it from the link below: