Scratch for iPhone!

March 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm 4 comments

How cool is this!  You can’t create Scratch projects with this, but you can view them.  What’s powerful about this is the “wow” factor — kids can make things themselves for the iPhone platform.

Scratch for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

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  • 1. slger  |  March 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Do any Sratch projects use the built-in speech available on many models of IPhone and iTouch? Does the runt-time support this important accessibility advance? Are students using Scratch learning to communicate fully with their visually impaired friends and classmates who may be adopting Apple tools exacly for built-in accessibility?

    More generally, what are the positions of Scratch designers and sponsors toward the role of universal design in pedagogy and dissemination?

    Sadly, the Scratch website has many violations of W3C standards, such as unlabeled form elements and problematic headings. See these in seconds at

    When are computing educators going to get serious
    accessibility principles? What do you tell the parent or teacher of a blind child? Will some differnetly abled students face even more difficulty some day getting a job, whether in computing or other fields? How do you introduce universal design later in students’ progress if ignored early? Is an iPhone app an advance or a set back?

  • 2. Michael  |  March 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Alan – when will we see a full-featured Scratch or eToys for the iPad? Also – do you think the iPad has the potential to full part of your vision for the Dynabook?

  • 3. William Doane  |  March 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I also noticed a couple of weeks ago the iProcessing project…

    Granted that Processing isn’t as plug-and-play as Scratch, but it’s great to see these graphics-oriented tools providing for iPhone/iPad development.

    I’d like to know whether anyone is working with these with students and, if so, how you’re handling deployment to hardware.

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