«Portuguese» scratch presented this week

Preschool students doing computer programming

Sapo and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will present next Friday, January 16, the partnership that adapted Scratch to the Portuguese language, a programming system for children developed by the American School of Technology.

The project, unprecedented worldwide, will be available to all Portuguese speaking countries through Sapo and will have free access. It will also be distributed through Magalhães, as a way to enrich the service offer associated with the PT Group’s Internet services.

In a statement, PT explains that the adaptation to the Portuguese language and viewing on Magalhães was in charge of dedicated teams from PT Inovação and the Sapo portal, in collaboration with MIT Media Labs.

Scratch is a programming tool for children from six years old, which allows you to create animated projects and which will have a foreign language version for the first time. The Portuguese version is available at Sapo, through Sapo Kids, in January, confirms PT that it had already forwarded the information to the press.