Born in the US in the year 2003 at the MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group, led by Mitchel Resnick, in partnership with the Montreal-based consulting firm, the Playful Invention Company, co-founded by Brian Silverman and Paula Bonta, together developed the first desktop-only version.

Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. Scratch is taught and used in after-school centers, schools, and colleges, as well as other public knowledge institutions. As of January 2019, community statistics on the language's official website show more than 46 million projects shared.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Details of methods and other aspects of the language can be found here: Scratch Language Reference.



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