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Scratch: Programming for kids
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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb 2012, 15:30    Post subject:  Scratch: Programming for kids
Subject description: fun, easy way to learn multimedia & programming
 

Scratch - programming tool for kids

Homepage: http://scratch.mit.edu/

Scratch Homepage wrote:
Create and share your own interactive stories, games, music and art.


Scratch is a really easy way for young kids to learn about programming,
how it works, and it shows clearly the building blocks of a program.

How to use it:
- just create/import objects/sprites
- click on an object or scene
- then drag and drop customisable controls and actions
- then run the project to test it

It's really easy to use, and can be used to create animations and games.
You can import images, audio, etc, or record/create your own...

This is used in some UK schools, to fend off boredom and teach
some programming skills that might otherwise seem complicated or boring.

Scratch requires Squeak.
Squeak is a VM type thing, and Scratch runs on top of it.

Here are the download, tested and working on Akita Linux beta 7.
It should also work on most if not all other recent pups.

Scratch:
- http://akita.scottjarvis.com/scratch-1.4.0.1-i386.pet

Requirements:
- http://akita.scottjarvis.com/squeak-4.2-10966-i686.pet

To download, right-click and choose "save as" or whatever... Wink

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 06:18    Post subject:  

sc0ttman Smile

I may have special needs Confused
Took me ages to work out after downloading and installing two pets
just type scratch at console (worked in Slacko beta 5.3.2.1)

The output can be turned into jars (java files - see scratch wiki) meaning they will run across different platforms Cool

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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 09:48    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
sc0ttman Smile

I may have special needs Confused
Took me ages to work out after downloading and installing two pets
just type scratch at console (worked in Slacko beta 5.3.2.1)

The output can be turned into jars (java files - see scratch wiki) meaning they will run across different platforms Cool


The menu entry needs fixing, it was trying to run the icon, /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/scratch.png

here is a fixed one, just extract it and replace the original in /usr/share/applications
scratch.desktop.gz
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 11:05    Post subject:  

yeah sorry, forgot to say the menu entry needs fixing...
Will re-upload some time tonight...

EDIT: package menu entry now fixed Smile

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Lookinglass360

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar 2012, 19:47    Post subject: Post subject:  

Hi sc0ttman
Thanks for this sounds great, however I couldn't get either pet
tried scratch twice and squeak once.
What I did get looks like the screen shot.

Thanks for all your efforts!
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RSH


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar 2012, 19:50    Post subject:  

Try right-click on the link and choose --> save link as <-- i did get such things very often, so i do now use mostly right-click to download.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar 2012, 20:15    Post subject: Post subject:  

RSH

That seems to have worked Very Happy
First time in three yrs for me!

Happy trails!
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2012, 07:00    Post subject:  

I hadn't noticed this before!
I use Scratch quite a bit - I have written some things for the MagPi (Raspberry Pi magazine) on Scratch. It is a really fun way to get into programming.

Also it's really popular in Uk schools at the moment. Pretty much all secondary schools I know of use it.
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