Mitchel Resnick


I'm the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab,
where I lead the Lifelong Kindergarten research group.

My group develops Scratch, the world's leading coding platform for kids.

To learn more about my ideas and projects, please read my book
Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passions, Peers, and Play

Or you can look at my videos, publications, or press coverage.


Mitchel Resnick (@mres), LEGO Papert 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 leading coding platform for kids. His group also collaborates with the LEGO Company on the development of new educational ideas and products, including LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo robotics kits. Resnick co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of 100 after-school learning centers, where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. Resnick earned an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton, and a Masters and PhD degrees in computer science from MIT. He was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education in 2011 and the AACE EdMedia Pioneer Award in 2013.


Mitchel Resnick
MIT Media Lab (E14-445A)
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-253-9783
mres at media.mit.edu

See photos of me, through the years.