Scratch is a programming platform and online community. Scratch can be used to create presentations, simulations, games, art, and so much more. Teachers can integrate the use of Scratch into any subject in order to increase voice and choice in their classroom. Teachers can be creative in how they use Scratch as a teaching tool and assessment opportunity.
- Scratch does not require a local installation and can be accessed on any device with a web browser, including Chromebooks.
- Scratch is free.
- Users must create an account.
- Teachers can request a teacher account. To request a teacher account, use this request form.
Check out this video and tip sheet for an overview of Scratch:
Interested in Learning More?
The following resources are available to answer additional questions you may have:
- Scratch Educator Guide
- Scratch Teacher Account FAQ
- Introducing Scratch 3.0: Expanding the creative possibilities of coding
- ScratchJr (a great programming tool for younger students or people new to programming)