NATIONAL SCRATCH COMPETITION

INTRODUCTION

SCRATCH (programming language) is a block-based visual programming language. The software & website developed by MIT Media Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United State. The software can be downloaded for free to use as offline editor. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. SCRATCH is a perfect tool to teach beginners coding. Through SCRATCH we can create animated stories, games and etc. SCRATCH has been translated over 70 languages, and used in most parts of the world.

why coding?

Coding is a simple skill that all aged groups need to know, so they can move forward in line with Industrial Revolutions. Coding is a fundamental literacy in the digital age and it is important for children & youths to understand and work with the technology around them. Coding helps to improve problem-solving skills, critical thinking, reasoning, and math and language abilities. Coding also encourage people to take up challenges, pursuing innovative ideas and solutions.

CODING LEARNING INITIATIVES

IN MALAYSIA

Realizing the importance of coding at early age, the Ministry of Education Malaysia has integrated coding into government school curriculum in KSSM which is “Asas Sains Computer (ASK) and Reka Bentuk dan Teknologi (RBT)” for secondary school. For primary school under KSSR curriculum, “Reka Bentuk dan Teknologi (RBT)” subject has been introduced.

 

KIROTECH & PIIM (our CSR partner) have been a pioneer partners of Ministry of Education driving this coding knowledge to primary and secondary schools nationwide since 2014. We also conduct special trainings for school teachers to familiarize the concept of Robotics & Coding in schools.

NATIONAL SCRATCH COMPETITION (NSC)

NSC is an annual coding competition organized by KIROTECH & PIIM. The first NSC was organized on 2018. NSC IS THE BIGGEST CODING COMPETITION IN MALAYSIA. The main objective of NSC is to foster students interest and potential in the critical areas of Industrial Revolution 4.0 while bridging the social and digital divide by providing opportunities for students to venture into robotics and coding education.

NSC 2020 Partners & Collaborators

prizes

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REGISTRATION STARTS

25 MAY 2020

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

07 JULY 2020

PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

07 AUGUST 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

28 AUGUST 2020

~ REGISTRATION CURRENTLY CLOSED ~

NSC 2020
WINNERS

SCRATCH TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Installation Guide SCRATCH 2.0
Installation Guide SCRATCH 3.0
Component of Scratch
Creating Animated Story
Creating Game

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