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Lero - Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

Since 2007 Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre has been running an Education and Outreach Program to encourage students to discover and learn about computing and software development. We have developed Scratch lesson plans, to teach software development to students. Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share these creations on the web.


Scratch was developed by the MIT Media Lab and is available on scratch.mit.edu. (Click on Create to get started) Click here to access the Scratch offline editor

Click here for Whats's New in Scratch 2.0 video.

Click here for introductory video on Scratch 2.0.


Scratch Competition 2019-2020

Other Scratch Resources

Scratchjr.org "Coding for Young Children" is available to download as a free iPad app. Try it out!

CS First provides lesson plans and video materials to introduce students aged 9-14 to computer science using Scratch. The materials are thematic to attract students with varied interests. Each theme contains up to 10 hours of content across 8 learning activities. The materials are free and available online at www.cs-first.com/materials. Teachers may request a free classroom pack (containing teacher and student resources) by registering a CS First class/club at their school www.cs-first.com/start-club


Scratch Participation Certificates

To register for Scratch Participation Certificates for your students or to order primary school classroom pack, please visit HERE





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