GOW16 in Germany: Kids code their own computer games with Scratch

Language can be a barrier especially for newly arrived migrants and refugees. So why not teach them an international language like coding. This is the idea of a two days event during this year’s Get Online Week that had been organized by the association “Wissen macht spaß” (knowledge is fun) and Stiftung Digitale Chancen.

On March the 15th and 16th school children of the welcome classes for refugees had been taught to code with SCRATCH a free programming language. Children (and adults) can create programmes beyond all language barriers with simple means that are fun and show fast success. The components of SCRATCH translate themselves in 40 different languages. And in the end of the workshops the children were able to code a simple computer game, like a labyrinth, and publish it online.

Find more information about the German Get Online Week 2016 on the website: http://digitale-chancen.de/gow/stories.cfm/key.182

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