EdwinJ85 wrote:I know a lot people who do not like this change and the security problems it brings but as someone who runs a code club:
Anything that makes it easier for a 10 year old to get going in a code club session gets my applause. For me personally, the chance to play some old flash games on the Pi is very enticing...
As someone else who runs a CodeClub I also agree with this... half the problem was caused by CodeClub updating all their tutorials with Scratch 2 screenshots where previously it was written for Scratch 1.4 ... but then they had to decide if they should support legacy or not, so frustrations aside they probably made the right call.
With education you need something that just works out of the box no tinkering around, which is totally what the foundation is aiming at, and I applaud them for everything they have achieved in that regard. When I first started CodeClub we had all the problems with school computers not being configured properly for Scratch, and things breaking all the time which can take up a significant amount of the session time to fix, at least with the Pi you know it will just switch on and work, and any problems are fixed with an SD card swap. I have been in schools before now where you started the lesson with 5 more craptops than you needed because by the end that many would have frozen up or never started up properly, and loading the web version of Scratch on 20 computers at the same time would slow the internet to a crawl for 5 minutes, which you had to fill with talking!!
Now if only Scratch would fit on the 7 inch official Pi touchscreens a bit better.
Oh and will Scratch 2 be available as an offline version on the Pi's?? Internet isn't always available where CodeClubs happen.