Quotes about Scratch
What KIDS are saying about Scratch:
"I've found a great site called Scratch. It's about programming. You snap together blocks to create stories, games and animations. Then you can share your projects on the web!!! You can download it for free! But you have to become a member to share your projects. But membership is free as well!"
- Mick, age 10
"I enjoy designing and programming games and animations with other kids, because different people have different skills, and when you work together, you can build a much better project than you can alone."
- Diana, age 13
What PARENTS are saying about Scratch:
"My two children were immediately hooked. Scratch allows kids to program by 'stacking' commands like LEGO blocks. Instead of reactively playing video games -- now they can create them! They are learning programming and logic flows without knowing it. The boys learned about random number generators and they learned about XY axes. If I sat them down to go over these concepts, there would have been eye-rolling and moaning. But if it helps them make their game work better -- it takes a minute to explain and off they go using their newly-learned concepts."
- Lucinda, parent
What EDUCATORS are saying about Scratch:
"Scratch is effective as a learning tool because it incorporates several effective practices: it uses hands-on, active learning; it is visually appealing; it allows users to express their own creativity and to build on their own experiences; it gives immediate, understandable feedback; and it allows users to avoid syntax errors without focusing on minutiae, freeing them to focus on processes and concepts."
- Lecia Barker, National Center for Women & Information Technology
"There is a buzz in the room when the kids get going on Scratch projects. Students set design goals for their projects and problem-solve to fix program bugs. They collaborate, cooperate, co-teach. They appreciate the power that Scratch gives them to create their own versions of games and animations."
- Karen R., teacher.