This is a very short post about something I learned this week. Many teachers use Scratch in their classrooms these days. I have recently converted to Scratch 2.0 when I have a decent Internet connection and was made aware that Scratch 2.0 can be run in the Irish language! There are so few ICT tools out there in Irish, that this was a huge and welcome surprise for me. I think this is not only good news for Gaelscoileanna but also for any school teaching Irish. I played around with it briefly to do a really simple conversation piece. Here is some of the code below.
It’s really good to see a piece of software that can be used to create Irish language programmes using something that uses the Irish language. Making a conversation is one idea but as with all content-free software, the possibilities are almost endless.
In relation to a query that was posted about where to download the Irish language version of Scratch, I can happily reveal that Scratch is completely online so there’s nothing to download and you can select the language you want to use from the menu at the top.
Last Update: August 8, 2017