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Learn Scratch

8 lessons for starters

Dan Hawk, a student at the University of Wisconsin, created this site to help people of all ages learn to use Scratch.  The site describes Scratch, shares eight introductory lessons, and provides downloads and links to Scratch projects created by the author. The lessons come with lots of illustrations and diagrams.


The author introduces his site as follows:

With a world of ever increasing technological advances, it is necessary to have electronic devices programmed. These devices only work as good as they are programmed to.

It has been shown and is all around thought that learning at a younger is more beneficial than learning later in life. Using this, along with a program called Scratch, computer programming can be taught at a much earlier age than has been possible.

Not only can Scratch be used to teach at a young age, it can be used by a person of any age. It is very enjoyable to use Scratch, once you get the hang of it. The greatest attribute of Scratch is that enables a person to create multimedia very easily, while imposing important, core principles behind computer programming.

To help people with learning how to use Scratch, I've comprised a collection of lessons that I hope will be very beneficial. This is all thanks to my research mentor Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, an Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin - Madison.