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What is Scratch?

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online.



What is ScratchEd?

A wide variety of educators have been supporting Scratch creators, in both formal and informal learning environments: a teacher who wants to share stories about Scratch and cross-curricular integration; a researcher who wants feedback on materials developed for exploring Scratch as participatory literacy; a parent who wants advice on how to introduce Scratch at a local all-girls high school; a museum program director who wants to connect with other museums who have introduced Scratch.


In response to this growing community of educators working with Scratch, we developed ScratchEd. Launched in July 2009, ScratchEd is a new online community where Scratch educators share stories, exchange resources, ask questionsfind people, and discover events.


ScratchEd was designed and developed through a collaboration between Karen Brennan of Lifelong Kindergarten and OHO Interactive 


How do I get started?

To learn more about ScratchEd, check out the help page for videos and answers to common questions.

If you’re just getting started with Scratch, check out the New to Scratch page and other featured resources.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1019396. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).