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 can use on the web or, if you need to, you can also download onto your computer but its totally free! Access Scratch using the link below. Don’t be afraid, give it a go!
http://scratch.mit.edu – Sign up for an account and away you go!
If you do need to download it onto your computer you can use the following link: http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/
Why use Scratch?
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: