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01 November 2013
Scratch Programming in Easy Steps was published a couple of weeks ago, and I now have a free chapter for you! It's the first chapter from the book, which introduces Scratch and gets you started with the programming language, including making your first simple program.
I was delighted that Mitchel Resnick, from the team at MIT that made Scratch, agreed to let me reproduce an article he wrote for Edsurge as a foreword to the book. It is inspiring to read his take on how Scratch is helping young people to not only learn to program, but also to build their thinking and communication skills. I've included the foreword in the free sample too.
To give you a taste of what else is in the book, the free PDF sampler also includes the table of contents, the index, and the introduction I wrote for the book, but later removed to make room for one more short project.
You can view and download the sampler below. Thank you for sharing it and helping to spread the word!
There's more information on the book (including playable projects) here, and you can find links to buy the book from various shops here.
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