By Janine Liberty
The Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab has launched Scratch 3.0, a new version of the creative coding platform for kids. The latest updates include:
• extensions for LEGO robotics, Makey Makey, micro:bit, Google Translate, and Amazon Text-to-Speech;
• an ideas section with new video tutorials and inspiration for activities;
• full coding curricula from Raspberry Pi Code Club, Google CS First, and the ScratchEd Creative Computing Curriculum Guide;
• new characters, sounds, and backgrounds, and improved paint and sound editing tools; and
• compatibility on all current browsers and a wide variety of touch devices like tablets, as well as an offline version.