Since 2007 Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre has been running an Education and Outreach Program to encourage students to discover and learn about computing and software development. We have developed Scratch lesson plans, to teach software development to students. Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share these creations on the web.
The older version of Scratch, Scratch 1.4 will continue to be supported so you may continue to use this if you wish.
Scratch Competition 2015-2016
The registration process for the 2016 Scratch competition is now open. Please register your interest here. Submissions are due February 5th 2016 with finals being held in Dublin in April. For details of previous competitions see here
Other Scratch Resources
Scratchjr.org "Coding for Young Children" is available to download as a free iPad app. Try it out!
CS First provides lesson plans and video materials to introduce students aged 9-14 to computer science using Scratch. The materials are thematic to attract students with varied interests. Each theme contains up to 10 hours of content across 8 learning activities. The materials are free and available online at www.cs-first.com/materials. Teachers may request a free classroom pack (containing teacher and student resources) by registering a CS First class/club at their school www.cs-first.com/start-club
Scratch Participation Certificates
To register for Scratch Participation Certificates for your students or to order primary school classroom pack, please visit HERE