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A Teachnet Project by Trevor Blunn working at the Cedars Upper School Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire

Welcome to Scratch
Scratch is a new programming language which teaches all the basics of computer programming using a straightforward graphical interface andlets you create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Click on the topics in the panel above to work through a course on computer programming using Scratch

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What is Programming?
Computer programming is the art of writing instructions so that a computer can do a certain job. A computer carries out tasks by following a series of instructions. A set of these instructions is called a program. These instructions have to be written using a computer programming language.

There are many of these languages, but they all follow similar rules. The aim of these lessons is to teach you these basic rules using a graphically based language called Scratch which is easy to understand. The rules can then be applied to more complex languages later on.

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