Creating from Scratch
Descriptive press release about MIT Media Lab Scratch project, to turn kids from media consumers into media producers. MIT News Office.
Free Tool Offers 'Easy' Coding
Programming tool lets anyone create their own animations and video games launches. Story with photo, video, links. BBC News.
MIT Media Lab Making Programming Fun for Kids
Brief description, many forum comments, links. Slashdot.
MIT, UCLA Develop Programming Language for Kids
News story with a few links. CNET News.com.
Tile-based visual programming environment and toolkit, lets kids make games, animated stories, interactive art, and share with others on the Net. In the tradition of Logo, Lego/Logo, but using new computational ideas so it is easier to start programming. Built on Squeak.
Scratch: Programming for Dummies or a Solid Intro to Object Orientation?
Brief description with some reader comments. Education IT, ZDNet.com.
Scratch: Programming for Kids
Brief description, with historical perspective. ParentDish.
Wikipedia: Scratch Programming Language
Encyclopedia article, with links to related topics and references.
With Simplified Code, Programming Becomes Child's Play
Results and background for school that is beta-testing Scratch, a programming language by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT Media Lab. Boston Globe.