In today’s Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy tute, we had a go at using the website Scratch. Scratch is a program which can be used to create interactive stories, games, and animations through beginner computer coding. These creations can then be shared with the Scratch online community. Watch the video below for more information.
“Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.” MIT believes that using Scratch can help students to communicate effectively, solve problems, “think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.” These skills are essential to student learning in the 21st century classroom. Students will be expected to be competent in these areas for their future study and career.
Scratch could be utilised in many different Key Learning Areas. I feel that students could use Scratch to create narratives, videos and presentations. I’d be interested to hear what else you think Scratch could be used for in the classroom.