Programming on the computer it starts an increasingly important skill. By the rise of the internet and because the automation still further continues, the demand for good programmers in the future, too hard to grow. To your children at an early stage to get acquainted with the basics of programming, you can use the free program Scratch install.
Scratch is the name of a computer program and a programming language that enables young children from 8 years and for the first time acquainted with programming. It was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with sponsorship money from Google, Microsoft and Intel.
The program allows children a story and create an animated character, music, color transitions and other effects. It is even possible to make the story interactive, for example, where the color adapts to the movements of the mouse pointer on the screen. Via the share button can created animations to be placed online to share with others through the Scratch website. Projects can be imported to then further edit.
The goal of the program is to help young people in their personal development in the following areas: mathematical and technological ideas, creativity, systematic reasoning and collaboration. Via the menu in the program you can set the language to Dutch. The software is available for all major operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Scratch has the following characteristics:
You can free download Scratch and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit) from the official site.