Scratch, now in its tenth year, is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. Students can use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for everyone in today’s society.
Although intended to teach students about coding, the utility can well be used by adults who would like to know about coding and programming without getting involved with the arcane processes of learning a formal programming language.
Watch the 2 videos included to get a quick look into this fascinating utility.
Video: Quick tour
Video: First steps
A longer video that shows how easy it is to learn and create sophisticated packages with Scratch.