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Developed by MIT, Scratch is a free, versatile visual programming language that uses "blockly" - the code is in easy to manipulate blocks that can be arranged to create unique and varied programs. As children create with Scratch they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. This program is great for novice or experienced young programmers. The LOFTechnology Scratch Program takes students from the basics all the way to making their own animations and games.
We also frequently augment our Scratch programs with hardware, including Makey Makey, the Finch robot, and Unruly Splats!
You can learn more about Scratch (and begin exploring) at scratch.mit.edu and check out our student creations in our studio: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/4162457/