Areas of Focus
Millions of people around the world use Scratch and ScratchJr to express their ideas, create projects, and share their projects with others. Learn more about how organizations are using Scratch and ScratchJr in clubs, camps, schools, and museums.
Google CS First
Google CS First is a free after school and enrichment club for 4th-8th graders that provides introductory computer science experiences, using themes like Fashion & Design, Storytelling, Art, and Music. Students watch video tutorials on cs-first.com, then they use Scratch as the primary tool to build their projects. CS First is run by teachers and community volunteers from all backgrounds.
iD Tech is the leader in summer STEM education for students ages 6-18. At camp, young people learn to program with Scratch, mod Minecraft, design video games, engineer robots, develop wearable electronics, build websites, and more. Programs are held at over 100 college and university campuses nationwide. Since 1999, thousands of iD Tech students have been inspired by Scratch.
CSNYC Education MeetUps
CSNYC Education MeetUps are bringing people together to build a dynamic community of professional practice around computer science education across New York City. Monthly workshops showcase nationally known speakers and provide opportunities for people to collaborate, share ideas, and learn best practices. Many workshops focus on the creative use of Scratch in the classroom.
Embark Labs is building a network of dynamic learning labs where students learn relevant technology skills in a hands-on way, with their peers. They create authentic experiences for students to work together to build meaningful projects. "Summer of Scratch" for kids ages 7-10, focused on problem solving, creativity, and collaboration and was held at Cisco's San Jose, CA headquarters.
KID Museum is a creative workshop for elementary and middle school-aged children in the Washington, DC area. Programs in the Maker Studio include drop-in activities for newcomers to Scratch and more intensive workshops in video game creation and animation. Kids can also make connections between the digital and physical worlds using Lego WeDo and Scratch to program motors and levers.
Cambridge Public Schools
As part of their 6th grade life science and ecology/ecosystems studies, students from Rindge Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, MA created mixed media scientific illustrations. They transformed paper-based illustrations into computer-based interactive simulations by connecting their illustrations to MaKey MaKey, which was controlled by programming with Scratch on the computer.
Museum of the Moving Image
Each year, thousands of middle and high school students from around the world are introduced to video game history and learn basic programming concepts in the Museum of the Moving Image's Video Game Programming workshop. In the Museum's galleries, students play a working prototype of the first home video game system. Afterwards, they use Scratch to modify a ping pong style game based on the historic prototype.
The Plug-In Studio
Middle school students in The Plug-In Studio's Retro 8-Bit Videogame Lab use Scratch to create videogames in the style of vintage Atari 2600 games. They learn programming and design concepts as they produce games with an 8-bit graphical aesthetic and simple gameplay. The Plug-In Studio offers free technology-based art-making and instruction to youth in community sites around Chicago.
Art & Art Education at TC
Pre-service teachers in art and from across the curriculum learn the basics of programming with Scratch. We encourage students to explore computer code as an expressive material, much like paint and clay are explored in the art studios. At the Myers Media Art Studio, Scratch is celebrated for its ability to engage individual interests while fostering collaboration with peers.