Scratch lets kids interact creatively
May 16th, 2007

MIT’s Media Lab has developed a free tool for ‘easy’ coding, designed by Professor Mitchel Resnick. There has been so much interest over the past couple of days in the announcement of the code that the MIT Scratch website has slowed down and posted a message asking visitors to try later for faster response. A report on the BBC website includes:

“These days, kids interact with all kinds of dynamic things on screen but it is usually a one-way street – they are usually interacting with things that other people have created,” said Professor Resnick, who also invented Lego Mindstorms, a robotics toolkit often used in teaching.

“With Scratch we want to let kids to be the creators. We want them to create interesting dynamic things on the computer.”

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