The National STEM Video Game Challenge is now accepting student submissions of original, playable video games and game design documents. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, E-Line Media, and founding sponsor the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) aim to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among youth by transforming their natural […]
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.
To check out the Scratch site click here.
To check out the “Get Started” section of the Scratch site click here.
Read the Scratch Team’s article on how Scratch can help simplify game design on the Cooney Center Blog.
ScratchEd is a new online community where Scratch educators share stories, exchange resources, ask questions, and find people.
To check out the SCRATCHED site click here.
by Karen Brennan
Useful handouts and notes from past Scratch workshops focused on making games in Scratch.
To check out the Let’s Play site click here.