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What's after scratch?

zimlearn profile image Dr Abstract ・2 min read

ZIM at is perfectly poised to be what's next for those transitioning from Scratch to traditional text-based code. ZIM makes the JavaScript Canvas simple which is good for everyone. It is also a colorful way to be introduced to JavaScript. Here is some sample code:

new Circle(100, blue).center().drag();
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We have ZIM Kids at And we have ZIM Skool at There is a video series called Learn JavaScript with Creative Coding at and yet the same code can be used by developers for professional apps - see Amazing!

If you are a teacher looking to teach text-based code we have an intro to ZIM Kids here An intro to code as magic is found here

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Each tutorial has three levels with an online editor, the code to type, info about the code, a live sample and links to resources.

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There is also a SLATE section for free-form coding and a series called ZIM Bits with 64 common examples. We follow this with dozens of CodePen examples that will amuse and inspire.

If teaching older kids please see and if a student the intro is here The lessons can be found at

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Please join us at or to talk! Hope to see you soon.

Dr Abstract

We dedicate this post to - may you have a long life of coding creativity!

If you have not checked out the Canvas recently - you simply must! Here is the ZIM Dev Site and some In-depth Guides by Dr Abstract including Your Guide to Coding Creativity on the Canvas.

Discussion (1)

coolscratcher profile image

Nice post. I see the value in the platform, and will explore it a bit more in-depth later :)

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