(Luke shares his thoughts in this video, or read the article below)
Our software keeps the kids in Scratch for a fair amount of time. For most kids this is great. The block language Scratch uses gives them the opportunity to learn the basics of coding while not having to worry about tedious syntax errors. Not to mention, there are enough games in Scratch to last a coder’s lifetime.
However, some coders will get bored with scratch, and want to move on to a “real” coding language (notice the air quotes). It is your call on whether they are ready to move on or not. If you decide yes, then use this secret code: