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Editors' Review

Of late, some of the best technology to come out of MIT's celebrated Media Lab has been built with whippersnappers in mind. The birthplace of the $100 laptop has also issued forth Scratch, a colorful, simplified app that quietly teaches budding young developers the logic of a programming language through animating a character, or "sprite."

The program consists of a four-panel window clearly organizing an elements library, scripting arena, staging area, and preview window. The elements for motion, sounds, and senses are the objects, actions, rules, and conditions of a programming language. Snap them together in the scripting area to make a sprite walk, speak, play music, or interact with other sprites. We applaud that the controls are intuitive enough for kids to begin with simple maneuvers while complex enough to build elaborate games and scripts that make use of various effects to share with family and other Scratch users. Read the full review.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4

Version 1.4 features keyboard input, camera, string operations, support for smaller screens, and smaller sprite thumbnails.

General

Publisher Scratch
Publisher web site http://scratch.mit.edu/
Release Date November 10, 2010
Date Added November 10, 2010
Version 1.4

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 33.03MB
File Name ScratchInstaller1.4.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 445,787
Downloads Last Week 3,354

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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