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Scratch 2.0: Get Kids Coding in the Cloud and Making Cool Games!

 

MIT officially released the next generation of Scratch 2.0. In this meetup, we will have an introduction to Scratch 2.0. We will also review of what is new with the new version 2.0.

Kids will learn how to create games and share their games online.

What's New in Scratch 2.0?

Welcome to a new generation of Scratch! With Scratch 2.0, you can create new types of projects, work together in new ways, and learn new things in the process.

Scratch 2.0 allows you to create, edit, and view projects directly in your web browser. (You no longer have to download or upload projects or install any software.)

Here are some of the new features in Scratch 2.0.

http://scratch.mit.edu/overview/

 

Update 1:

I am happy to announce that this workshop will be run by Michael Badger, the author of the popular book "Scratch 1.4 Beginner's Guide".

The Scratch 2.0 workshop will introduce the new 2.0 features such as backpack, cloud variables, and video support. In addition to a few warm-up Scratch programming challenges, we’ll remix and jazz up the classic game of pong to have a little fun and discover Scratch.

Michael Badger is a farmer and author. He is the author of Scratch 1.4 Beginner’s Guide from Packt Publishing and is currently updating the book to Scratch 2.0. In addition to managing an agrarian business, Mike stays “connected” by providing freelance software testing, including the development of automated web application tests.

You can learn more at www.scratchguide.com.

 

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  • Yusuf A.

    Notes from the event:

    Scratch Studio for the projects Mike demoed. It can be found here: http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/230019/

    People can subscribe to get Mike's upcoming Scratch 2.0 book updates and tips here:
    http://www.scratchguide.com/scratch-2-0-book/

    July 16, 2013

  • Ibrahim K

    This was a nice introduction for newbies and I think the forum is really great to purposefully introduce kids to new technologies. I look forward to attending a different topic in the future in which my kids aren't already experts :-) (we are always on the lookout for other Scratch hackers like my boys)

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm getting a Scratch group together in the next few weeks. Plans are to meet in Arlington.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    To everybody interested in Scratch: I am starting a group for Scratch. Meetings will be in Arlington. Please contact me: [masked].

    July 14, 2013

  • Jean B.

    Enjoyed the presentation. He handled all of the children's questions well.

    July 13, 2013

  • Andy

    Outstanding!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great subject. Great presentation.

    July 13, 2013

  • amanda w.

    so sorry to be cancelling at the last minute.

    July 13, 2013

  • Tanya

    One adult+2 kids! Ecstatic about today's Scratch workshop!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing son and husband

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do the kids bring laptops ? do we need to have Scratch installed?

    1 · July 12, 2013

    • phil s.

      It's helpful, but not required, for kids to bring a laptop. Scratch 2.0 currently is available only on the web -- so there is no install other than having access to a web browser and wifi. The wifi at this library is fast and reliable.

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • Ibrahim K

    3 rabid scratch fans and 2 parents.

    July 10, 2013

  • Yasmeen

    will bring my husband and son

    July 10, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Not me, but my son, Frederick, age 12, would like to attend. Thanks, Paul

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    me and 2 children

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With son

    July 7, 2013

  • Marie

    What age is this appropriate for and do they need prior experience/exposure? Thanks!

    July 7, 2013

    • phil s.

      Thanks for asking. Scratch is most appealing to ages 7 to 12, although I've seen younger and older children enjoy it, too. Most of the children showing up to this meeting will have had some experience with Scratch version 1.4 -- and are coming to learn the newer features of Scratch 2.0. There are some very nice introductory videos about Scratch on YouTube, including this one -- http://www.youtube.co...­ You can locate other introductory videos about Scratch by searching YouTube for: Scratch basics, or Scratch tutorial or Scratch lesson

      July 7, 2013

  • oma k.

    Bringing 9 year old son who wants to create eGames for a living

    July 5, 2013

  • Jason B.

    me and 3 kids

    June 16, 2013

  • Gerard C.

    Will bring my son along, he is really good at animation and would like to see him leverage coding to help with that.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing son and husband

    June 11, 2013

  • Denis R.

    me and our two sons

    June 6, 2013

  • Jose Luis M.

    me and my two kids

    June 3, 2013

  • Rob P.

    Me and two children.

    June 3, 2013

  • Wilbert F.

    Daughter

    June 3, 2013

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