The Creator Of Scratch Talks About Technical Literacy, Coding, And Smarter Kids | TechCrunch | mediated learning & digital media for professionals | Scoop.it

Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, gave a TEDx talk about the value of coding and computer literacy in early education.

 

He posits that while today’s students are technically competent, they are consumers of technology rather than creators. It’s as if they can only read and not write.