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 Post subject: Scratch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Has anyone heard of the visual programming language called Scratch?

I used to do it a lot in Middle School, but I wonder if it has spread out from the Boston area at all.

Any experiences with it?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:42 pm 
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This one?

It is an interesting project but strictly for kids ... still, it looks like a good way to get kids thinking about programming concepts .. which is the hardest part, imo.


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Ya, I know it's for kids, but I know there are a bunch of high school kids lurking on the forums (me included), so I figured some of them had used it. Personally, I like Alice much more, but...


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 Post subject: Re: Scratch
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:03 pm 
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Yes, I am currently using it in my 8th grade computer animation class... I like Alice much better also but they're really much to different to compare. In Alice, you can't really easily make your own models, and in Scratch, it is incredibly difficult to keep track of things in games like Breakout (second game I made with Scratch) so I use VB.NET instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Scratch
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I was reviewing some code on Rosetta Code last month and was pretty blown away by the elegance of some of the Logo submissions. There were a few examples that made the standard Java / C# / C++ implementations look plain ugly by comparison. I really wish that Logo had been given more attention than BASIC when I was younger. If I find the time, I might port about 30 or 40 older Sky and Telescope astronomy programs to Logo.


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 Post subject: Re: Scratch
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:13 pm 
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I played with it a few years ago when it first came out, cool drag and drop programming for kids. It works well and has a nice online community surrounding it, where you can upload programs to be run in the browser.


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