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Alex has been using Scratch to teach problem solving and programming with kids.
Here is the

balancing cat.sb

file. Here is

Alex’s solution.sb

.

You will need a copy of the free program Scratch. Try it out, post your results on the Scratch site, and let us know what you think.

6 thoughts on “Teaching open problem solving with Scratch

  1. It is worth noting that the Scratch development team at MIT has stopped using a free and open source license for Scratch, which is a shame since it is such a valuable tool. It is, however, typical of academia’s approach to developing software for young people — proprietary interests come first.

    It would be helpful if people who support software freedom and the freedom to tinker would point this out when talking about Scratch.

  2. I tried to download these, and I do have Scratch already, but am only receiving a “bad header” message. I cannot open these files. Any ideas?

  3. I just tried to download Scratch again and it is still free. Also, if you are getting the “bad header” message you need to reinstall it. There is an updated version. I don’t know why but it worked for me.

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