Pico Makes a Friend
I am taking an online class in Scratch and having way too much fun. Programming should be a serious and tedious business, right? Not so with the Scratch programming language. Instead I find it a creative and whimsical exercise in logical thinking. I just finished an assignment called Pass It On in which one person writes a Scratch script and posts it to the Pass It On Scratch studio. Others remix the script and repost it. So far four of us, from four different locations, have collaborated to produce this iteration of “Pico Makes a Friend
You’ll need Scratch installed on your computer to run this. But don’t worry, it’s a free download and once you have it, you may not be able to tear yourself away from it. (Version 2.0 is web-based and requires no download and offeres some pretty nifty new features.)
Anyway, I just discovered a YouTube playlist chock full of videos to help you understand the many mysteries and fine points of programming in Scratch. Fire up your computer and go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9ngVLPWKfDmKcvbZUVePC1sN3C6OTZ5_ and get ready for the fun to begin.