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The MIT media lab where Scratch is developed.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (often abbreviated as MIT) is the university where Scratch and many other projects, including MIT App Inventor, is developed. Many of the Scratch Team members, except a few involved in moderation, either work or attend here. The MIT Media Lab is where the Scratch Team works on designing and editing Scratch. MIT is located in Cambridge, MA, USA.

History

MIT was founded by William Barton Rogers and was recognized on April 10, 1861.[1] It was originally located on Summer Street, but moved to Cambridge in 1916.[2]

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The MIT Media Lab is not just where Scratch was made. It is a university on media studies and technology. Students here learn programming and layout. The group that made Scratch, the Lifelong Kindergarten Group, is not just all about Scratch - it is about many other things as well.[3] The MIT Media Lab is using LEGO to teach children design which can be used later on in life.[4] It is teaching children to code, which anyone can use in the physical world and online world.

Scratch Day

An annual Scratch Day is held at MIT and around the world. It is also the place where the Scratch Conferences are held every other year.

Scratch Jr.

Scratch Jr is for kids ages 4–7 years old. It’s downloadable on iPads, IPhones, and computers (mainly Chromebooks). The software of Scratch Jr is designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group .

See Also

External Links

  • A project about what a current Scratch Team member learned about Scratch and MIT

References

  1. https://libraries.mit.edu/mithistory/mit-facts/
  2. https://libraries.mit.edu/mithistory/mit-facts/
  3. http://mitadmissions.org/discover/majors
  4. https://www.media.mit.edu/sponsorship/getting-value/collaborations/mindstorms