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Millions of young people around the world (mostly ages 8-16) are using the Scratch coding language to create their own interactive stories, games, and animations—and sharing their creations with one another in the Scratch online community. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, essential skills for everyone in today’s society.

Did you know…

  • Scratch is used in every country in the world and available in more than 50 languages

  • Each month, approximately 1 million new people join the Scratch online community

  • Each day, more than 225K stories, games, and animations are created with Scratch

  • The Scratch community is 45 percent female

Scratch is provided free of charge with support from the Scratch Foundation. For more information about Scratch, visit About Scratch.


Selected Articles

2019

Medium - Introducing Scratch 3.0: Expanding the Creative Possibilities of Coding

TechCrunch - Scratch 3.0 is now available

MIT News - Introducing Scratch 3.0: The new version of the popular free coding platform builds on a robust community of kid coders

EdSurge - Mitch Resnick: The Next Generation of Scratch Teaches More Than Coding

LEGO Foundation - Playfully Code your way into 2019 with the launch of Scratch 3

Raspberry Pi Foundation - Scratch 3, and upgrading our free resources

Hackaday - MIT Scratch 3.0 opens new doors for users and builders alike

2018

Medium - Creativity and Learning in the Era of AI

Artsy - What You Learned in Kindergarten Can Still Boost Your Creativity

ISTE - The story of autism - as told by an 10-year-old with autism

ISTE - How ‘wildly stupid creative decision’ turned this teen into an animator

Careers with STEM - Nurturing Creative Thinking in School and Work

ISTE - Mitch Resnick: Helping student creativity flourish

Medium - Computation Fluency

Medium - Screen Time? How about Creativity Time?

2017

USA Today - Google's latest doodle teaches you coding

Refinery29 - Today's Google Doodle Celebrates A Landmark Moment In Computer Science

Princeton Alumni Weekly - Scratch That

ISTE - 3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

Mindshift - Scratch Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity

MIT Spectrum - Wide Open Spaces

MIT News - Celebrating 10 years of Scratch

Wired - This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds

MIT Media Lab - Celebrating 10 years of Scratch

Forbes - Fostering The Next Generation of Girls That Create And Animate

Bloomberg - Hedge Fund Pioneer's Investing Advice for Kids: Learn Coding

2016

The Hollywood Reporter - Cartoon Network Airing Coding-Themed 'Powerpuff Girls' Episodes in Partnership With Scratch

Mashable - Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids

Wall Street Journal - New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

2015

Bright - A Different Approach to Coding

The New Yorker - Can An English Teacher Learn to Code?

Boing Boing - Scratch creators around the world collaborate on “I’d like to teach the world to code”

2013

Forbes - Your Five Year Old Can Learn to Code with an iPad App

New York Times - Very Young Programmers

edSurge - Learn to Code, Code to Learn

2007

BBC News - Free tool offers 'easy' coding


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PRESS ContactS

Champika Fernando
Scratch Team, Director of Communications
press@scratch.mit.edu


My Nguyen
Scratch Foundation, Communications Specialist
media@scratchfoundation.org