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What will students learn in Scratch?

Scratch teaches computational thinking and problem solving using
a simple-to-use, yet powerful, building block approach to software
development. Students using Scratch gain a better understanding
of what a career in computing entails and can make more informed
subject and CAO choices.

What’s in it for teachers?

Teachers will:

  • Introduce their class to a free software tool, developed by the MIT Media Lab
  • Pick and choose what to teach from a set of 10 modules to suit their needs
  • Offer a new and exciting experience to students

Who is using the materials?

Teachers are using the materials with students of all ages.

Do students receive certificates for completing Scratch modules?

Yes. The Irish Computer Society awards Scratch Completion Certificates to students that complete Scratch teaching modules.

How much do the teaching materials cost?

The teaching materials are free.


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