What is Scratch?
Scratch is a 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 easy to use and really is great fun. It’s a computer program that you download onto your computer but its totally free! You can download it using the links below. Don’t be afraid, give it a go!
If you have a Windows PC – click this link to download – http://download.scratch.mit.edu/ScratchInstaller1.4.exe
If you have a Mac – click this link to download – http://download.scratch.mit.edu/MacScratch1.4.dmg
Why download it?
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
How do I get started with it?
Just play! But if you’d like some help, have a look at the tutorials and lessons on these two Scratch websites: