'Scratch' Animation Software'
Scratch is a new programming language, which was designed at the Massachusetts Institues of Technology, that makes it easy to create interactive stories, games, and animations – and share the creations with others on the web. Scratch projects are made up of objects called sprites. Students can change how a sprite looks by giving it different costumes. Students can make a sprite look like a person or a train or a butterfly or anything else. Students can use any image as a costume: students can draw an image in the Paint Editor, import an image from their hard disk, or drag in an image from a website.