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Scratch on Chromebook

Hello everyone, you can download Scratch for Chromebook and experience using an app that you can use to make just about anything you can think of from apps to games, to visual stories and animations.

Today we will highlight some reasons why we think you should go ahead and give this app a try on your ChromeOS device. I just installed it less than 2 days ago, I randomly found Scratch as a featured app by Google themselves on the Google PlayStore for Chromebooks so I said, let me see why this app is featured and boom installed it. So far so good, it is much better than I assumed it would be, it is the successor to ScratchJr, which also does work on your Chromebook and I guess it is targeted at older children compared to ScratchJr where it is more tailored to children under the age of 6, either way, both apps work great for all ages but on this post we will focus on Scratch and what it can do for you, your children and students.

Once I installed it, I called my niece over, she just turned 11 exactly 2 weeks ago and she is really into the tech stuff so I thought lets see how she likes this Scratch app that is made and maintained by MIT Media Labs, which is a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They have really done a great job with children focused apps as my niece was able to create a quick game in less 4 hours of use and when I played the game, it was quite interesting and involving to say the least. So she picked up how to use this app and it’s features quiet fast. As a visual programming language, this app makes it way more interesting for children to try and you will see what I mean when you check out the screenshots or video demo.

If you’re not sure if your Chromebook is compatible with Google Play Store, you can check our list of Chromebooks that can run Android apps and games. If your device is on the list or was made after 2017, it should be able to run this app without any problems. If you decide to try it out on your device, let us know how it goes in the comments. By the way you technically don’t need the app to use Scratch, you can just visit their website https://scratch.mit.edu/ but a lot of people, including myself prefer the app interface.

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What is Scratch About?

Scratch is an app for kids that teaches them how to code for free and it works on your Chromebook. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. It’s a great way to learn how to code and to express your creativity. Scratch is easy to use. You don’t need to know any special coding language. Instead, you use blocks that represent different commands. You can drag and drop these blocks to create your programs. Scratch has a lot of features to help you create amazing projects. You can use sprites (characters), backgrounds, sounds, and music. You can also add text and images.

When you’re finished creating your project, you can share it with other Scratchers around the world. You can also get feedback from other Scratchers and learn from their projects.

Scratch Features:

  • lock-based programming: Scratch uses a block-based programming language, which makes it easy for kids to learn how to code. Blocks are drag-and-drop, so there’s no need to type anything. This makes it a great way for kids to get started with coding without being overwhelmed.
  • Creative coding: Scratch is a great way for kids to express their creativity. They can use Scratch to create their own games, animations, and interactive stories. Scratch also has a huge library of costumes, sounds, and backgrounds that kids can use to make their projects even more creative.
  • Collaboration: Scratch is a social platform that allows kids to share their projects with others and collaborate on projects together. This is a great way for kids to learn from each other and build their coding skills.
  • Mentorship: Scratch has a mentorship program that pairs kids with experienced Scratchers who can help them learn how to code and create projects. This is a great way for kids to get one-on-one help and support.
  • Fun: Scratch is a fun and engaging way for kids to learn how to code. It’s a great way for kids to express their creativity and make their own games, animations, and interactive stories.

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Scratch Chromebook Requirements

  • Supported OS Version: ChromeOS & Android 10 or newer.
  • Supported Device: Device with 4GB of RAM or above.
  • Storage Space: 1 GB or above.

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