Don't just play video and computer games...Make your own!
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create not only games but also simulations, stories and interactive art. Scratch is a program developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in coordination with the Lifelong Kindergarden Group. It is a visual, block-based, computer programming language editor. The code used in Scratch does not use text. It uses Lego-like pieces. Because of the lack of text errors (syntax errors), the learning process is much less frustrating and therefore, easier to learn. As students learn how to code they are developing essential 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.
Check out SCRATCHABLES.blogspot.com, this is the site created by Mrs. Coleman for her MES students. There are 17 lessons (aka “ABLES”), that will guide you and by the end you should have created your first game. If you are teacher and are interested in learning more about Scratch, or you already on Scratch and would like to be a mentor go to SCREACHERS (Teachers on Scratch) for more information, useful lesson ideas and resources
MES TECH Scratch Profile Pages
Also was lucky enough to be given the chance for the School year 2015-2016 to be an Alpha tester for the Scratch Teacher Accounts. My profile username is ScratchTeacherAlpha029
Explore the picture below to view my resources
Scratch Resource Symbaloo
This webmix includes to links to some excellent symbaloo webmix curated by Doris Spencer; MESTech Scratch studios and some recent extensions to Scratch