I direct the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
My group develops new technologies to engage people (particularly children) in creative learning experiences.
I received the McGraw Prize in Education for 2011. My research projects include:
Scratch: Democratizing Digital Expression
With our Scratch software, kids can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations - and share their creations online. Kids learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, while learning important computational ideas. See my TED talk about Scratch, and also Steven Levy's article about the ideas and values underlying Scratch.
Programmable Bricks: Learning through Designing
With our Programmable Bricks, children can build and program their own robots, kinetic sculptures, and other interactive inventions - and learn science and engineering concepts in the process. Our Programmable Bricks served as inspiration for the LEGO Mindstorms, PicoCricket, and LEGO WeDo robotics kits.
Computer Clubhouse: Broadening Participation
I co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100 after-school centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies.
For an overview of my research, I'd suggest the following papers:
A Different Approach to Coding (2015)
Learn to Code, Code to Learn (2013)
Scratch: Programming for All (2009)
Origins and Guiding Principles of the Computer Clubhouse (2009)
Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society (2007)
Computer as Paintbrush: Technology, Play, and the Creative Society (2006)
Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age (2002)
Or watch videos of some of my presentations.
For more information, see the full list of my publications and my resume.
I teach a course called Learning Creative Learning -- with a special online version open to everyone.
To support my work, please consider making a donation to the Scratch Foundation or the Resnick Teacher Scholarship Fund.
MIT Media Lab (E14-445A)
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
mres at media.mit.edu
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