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Professor Seymour Papert

Professor Seymour Papert

chel 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.

Lifelong Kindergarten Hal Abelson, Eric Klopfer, Mitchel Resnick, Andrew McKinney, CSAIL and Scheller Teacher Education Program App Inventor is an open-source tool that democratizes app creation. By combining LEGO-like blocks onscreen, even users with no prior programming experience can use App Inventor to create their own mobile applications. Currently, App Inventor has over 2,000,000 users and is being taught by universities, schools, and community centers worldwide. In those initiatives, students not only acquire important technology skills such as computer programming, but also have the opportunity to apply computational thinking concepts to many fields including science, health, education, business, social action, entertainment, and the arts.

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