Grace has been starting to get to grips with Scratch – a visual programming tool aimed at children.
She seems to like it so far, and has made a couple of little animal games. She’s also made a more topical animation…
- Green flag means Play from the beginning.
- Red dot means Stop.
- The full-screen button in the top-left seems to need you to Shift-click to work.
Scratch’s web player is Flash-based. If you’re on a mobile or other non-Flash-friendly device, sorry – you’re missing something awesome
It doesn’t seem to like Internet Explorer very much. If you’re on IE, what you’re seeing is pretty broken. There is a Java applet version that seems to work better on IE though.
Scratch seems to do some pretty aggressive compression when you share a project to scratch.mit.edu – so the online version images are a little mangled. You get the idea, though.