by Krys Danielewicz, EWM Apprentice
This past summer, we offered a computer class that differed from the traditional video editing or stop-motion animation classes we frequently offer.
We started with Scratch, a program made to introduce kids to the world of computer programming. Developed by MIT, Scratch uses bright graphics and easy-to-understand commands which allow even the most inexperienced student to dive into programming with ease. The kids had a great time developing games and creating animations; however, Scratch soon proved too simple for the ambitious group.
Overall, the class was extremely successful. Although the world of computer programming can be a complex and difficult one, it is safe to say that Scratch and Alice are great tools to dive in with.