ScratchDeveloped by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.

As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.

To check out the Scratch site click here.

To check out the “Get Started” section of the Scratch site click here.

Read the Scratch Team’s article on how Scratch can help simplify game design on the Cooney Center Blog.

Video Introduction


Scratch edDeveloped by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group

ScratchEd is a new online community where Scratch educators share stories, exchange resources, ask questions, and find people.

To check out the SCRATCHED site click here.


Let’s Play

by Karen Brennan

Useful handouts and notes from past Scratch workshops focused on making games in Scratch.

To check out the Let’s Play site click here.