This year’s international Scratch Day is taking place on 14 May, and local company Introtech is holding an event in South Africa to celebrate the MIT Media Lab initiative.
Scratch Day is a global network of events that celebrates Scratch – a tile-based visual programming environment and toolkit which lets kids make games, animated stories, and interactive art.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, and is provided free of charge.
Dieter Lander, co-founder of Introtech, is organizing a South African Scratch Day.
“The aim of this event is to raise awareness of Scratch, and the value of computer programming for young learners in general,” said Lander.
Infotech’s Scratch Day will take place on 14 May 2016 at the Weltevreden Methodist Church.
The event will run from 09:00 to 12:30 – with three 1-hour sessions starting at 09:00, 10:15, and 11:30 – and is free to attend. Grade 4, 5, and 6 learners are the target audience.
“Learners will be set loose on our laptops to try Scratch programming using a set of exercise cards that we will provide,” said Lander.
More information here: Scratch Day with Introtech