Do you know kids who would like to create their own online games, stories, animations and more? Who doesn’t!
Then take a look at Scratch – a wonderful free programming tool “designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.”
Get a bunch of kids together and join in Scratch Day – “a worldwide network of gatherings, where people will come together to meet other Scratchers, share projects and experiences, and learn more about Scratch.”
I heard about Scratch Day through the March 2009 Games in Libraries podcast.
For some examples, see my earlier post on Scratch.