Mitchel Resnick

Scratch: Coding for Everyone!

Mitchel Resnick

Talk: Scratch: Coding for Everyone!

Scratch is now the world’s largest coding community for kids. Scratch founder Mitch Resnick will discuss the motivations underlying Scratch, the reasons for its success, and its plans for the future — including a sneak peek at the next generation of Scratch. Resnick will also share ideas and stories from his new book “Lifelong Kindergarten,” in which he argues that all of school (in fact, all of life) should be more like kindergarten — providing learners with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit. Resnick is Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab.

Mitchel Resnick

Mitchel Resnick (@mres), Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. His Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops the Scratch programming software and online community, the world’s largest coding platform for kids.

Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. In Lifelong Kindergarten, learning expert Mitchel Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten.

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