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Scratch Programming

Create your own game or cartoon, learn about coding and programming computers.

Practising at home:

You can download the Scratch app, or Scratch Jn app for younger children, free from app stores . You can also use the Windows version of Scratch directly from the Scratch website.
Find out more about Scratch HERE

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Some Scratch files created by students in 5th class 2015-2016.
Click to download the files, save to view.


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Coder Dojo
We are very grateful to Nigel McKelvey, IT lecturer in the LYIT and his students for volunteering their time over the last few years to teach Coder Dojo sessions in our school. We hope that it will be possible to continue these sessions this year, as we have learned a great deal from the classes.

The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.
To that end, they have built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The local Coder Dojo sessions, free and open to all are held in Cara House, Letterkenny on Saturdays from 10:00 - 14:00.



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