Scratch is a very useful educational programming language and multimedia authoring tool that can be used by pupils, teachers, and parents for a range of educational and entertainment constructivist projects from math and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated stories ,and interactive art and music .Simple games can be made with it, as well playing with the existing projects in the scratch .
Scratch allows using events driven programming with multiple active object called “SPRITES” .Sprites can be drawn either as vector or bitmap graphics from scratch in a smile editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.
I have made many projects like games and animations. It has been uploaded in scratch website of our school. The name was deried from the furntablism’s technique of scratching relating the case of mixing sounds to the case of mixing projects projects made with scratch.
The first version of scratch was developed in 2003by the lifelong kindergarten group, led by Mitchel Resnick at the MIT MEDIA LAB.
There are colour blocks governing movement, whereas those governing a selected sprite’s looks, sound, pen, control, sensing, operators, motion and variable are in violet, pink, dark green, orange, light blue, light green, dark blue and orangered. When the group is clicked all, the blocks belonging to the group appear for selection and dragging.
At last we want to say that scratch is a very useful, educational and multimedia software for all and we like it very much.
By:-
Dilip N and A S Punith
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