Many educators use the multimedia media programming language Scratch with students to promote creativity, programming and ICT skills. In the past, you could always view the thousands of community projects online but if you wanted to play with them, see the code and change things, you had to download them and open them up in the Scratch programming environment. While not this is not difficult, things have just become a whole lot more interesting. Scratch now has an experimental viewer that allows you to interact with code online. The ease of interacting directly with a project in your web browser is simply awesome. You can:
- Run the program online as usual
- View individual sprites, their properties and their code
- View used code by coloured blocks
- Interact by changing code and running the program
Click on the image to view in full size. To opt into the experimental viewer just go to http://scratch.mit.edu/experimental.