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International Scratch-Wikis in native languages: World Wide Wikis

Scratch and Wikis are a wonderful connection that now gets more international.

Scratch Wikis are free, collaboratively-written wikis that provide information about the Scratch programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it. Scratch Wikis are popular source of information for scripts and tutorials, and they continue to grow as Scratchers use them as their primary source of information

After the English Scratch Wiki started independently 2008 like a grassroots movement “By Scratchers for Scratchers”, the Scratch Team saw it and helped to establish it by integrate it in the Scratch website.

The first international "sister-project" was the DACH-Scratch-Wiki in the German language that started in February 2012 again independently, and has over 300 articles and a very active community from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Scratch Team decided to encourages Scratch communities of other languages to build up their own Wikis and to help them, but also to let them independently.

As authors in both the English and the German Scratch-Wiki and related articles in Wikipedia, the informal German Scratch community found out, how helpful Wikis can be:

  • to motivate teenagers, to stay longer with Scratch, and transfer their experience to younger kids and new generations of Scratchers.
  • to build up communities of certain languages and connect them to each other
  • to learn about MediaWiki and contribute in sharing knowledge worldwide not only related to Scratch but generally
  • to build up connected knowledge-platforms for kids, teenagers, students, parents, teachers and scientists
  • to make visual programming and so programming itself more popular

If your native language is not English or you are interested in foreign languages, you are invited to found a wiki or contribute in an already existing Scratch Wiki of your native language.

At Scratch Connecting Worlds 2013 in Barcelona we hope to meet other Scratch-Wiki-authors and admins and to motivate other language communities to build up their native Scratch-Wikis, that could all be linked by Interwiki, like it in Wikipedia.

By the way: It could be, that Scratch and BYOB are actually (as February 2013) represented much better in the German Wikipedia, than in the English one. Who of you wants to change that? Who of you wants to start with Spanish or a French Scratch-Wiki and – after it has grown to an established and trustful source of knowledge about Scratch - use them as perfect references for Wikipedia-articles in those languages? Possibilities are fantastic: You only have to make a start!
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 13:30, 1 March 2013 (UTC)


Original Proposal of February 28 / 2013, with short description(< 2000 character)

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Your Information

Your Name: Martin Wollenweber

Your Affiliation: Jonatan Mosner Your E-mail: mtwoll[ät]gmail[dot]com

Co-presenters Information

Co-presenters Name & Affiliation:

  • Jonatan Mosner
  • n.n. (I'm sure we find other people, who have knowlege and wan't to discuss about international Scratch Wikis)

Session Information

Session Type: Panel Discussion Session Title: International Scratch-Wikis in native languages: World Wide Wikis

Session Description (to be used for programme) :

Scratch and Wikis are a wonderful connection that now gets more international.

After the English Scratch Wiki started independently 2008 like a grassroots movement “By Scratchers for Scratchers”, the Scratch Team saw it and helped to establish it by integrate it in the Scratch website.

The first international "sister-projects" was the DACH-Scratch-Wiki in the German language that started in February 2012 again independentlywith a very active community from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Scratch Team decided to encourages Scratch communities of other languages to build up their own Wikis and to help them, but also to let them independently. As authors in both the English and the German Scratch-Wiki and related articles in Wikipedia, the informal German Scratch community found out, how helpful Wikis can be:

  • to motivate teenagers, to stay longer with Scratch, and transfer their experience to younger kids and new generations of Scratchers.
  • to build up communities of certain languages and connect them to each other
  • to learn about MediaWiki and contribute in sharing knowledge worldwide not only related to Scratch but generally
  • to build up connected knowledge-platforms for kids, teenagers, students, parents, teachers and scientists
  • to make visual programming and so programming itself more popular

If your native language is not English or you are interested in foreign languages, you are invited to found a wiki or contribute in an already existing Scratch Wiki of your native language. At Scratch Connecting Worlds 2013 in Barcelona we hope to meet other Scratch-Wiki-authors and admins and to motivate other language communities to build up their native Scratch-Wikis, that could all be linked by Interwiki, like it in Wikipedia.

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