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Mitchel Resnick
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Professor Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group which developed Scratch, an online community where children program and share interactive stories, games, and animations.
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA

Professor Resnick develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. He spoke about the importance of creating these kinds of experiences to develop essential skills for life in the 21st century. He also demonstrated Scratch, the project his Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab developed to help people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is provided free of charge and is used by millions of young people around the world. 

Check out Scratch for yourself here!