The Department and Splash, are supporting Code Club Australia to challenge you to build a game using Scratch.

Scratch is an intuitive tool to help children from 8 to 16 years old learn to code. Scratch helps students think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively – and what’s more it’s fun!

This challenge is hosted by Code Club Australia. There are fantastic support resources on ABC Splash.

Code Club Australia is a nationwide network of free, volunteer-led, after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.

Code Club Australia also provides curriculum and training for teachers.

The challenge uses Scratch to build the game. Scratch is designed especially for 6 to 16 year olds, but is used by people of all ages. Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

get involved: @ABCSplash here 

 

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