CoderDojo Porirua

Scratch
Scratch is a great way to try out programming using blocks (like code.org), and allows you to design and move characters around on screen to create games and animations.

Resources

There are some great mini-projects to try out at:

We have a selection of these courses/projects printed out to try, if you can’t see them just ask one of the mentors.

Getting started

Scratch can be accessed here. Currently they use Flash to run run their editor, if you have your own computer then you should be fine, as are the Chromebooks (you’ll need a Google login to use them). Some of the other computers have Flash on, and some don’t, so if you want to use one of them you may have to try a few to find one that works.