A new coding app enables young people around the world to use mobile devices to express themselves creatively.
Too many apps treat young people as passive consumers, not motivated makers. But there are alternatives.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences.
Abisola Okuk, who began her career at MIT as an admin in the Lifelong Kindergarten group, talks to MIT News about finding her passion.
The PLIX Team at the MIT Media Lab invites US-based public library workers to apply for our 2023-2024 Creative Learning Ambassador Program.
Congratulations to four Media Lab students, who have received 2022 MIT Presidential Fellowship awards.
Ann Berger Valente and Leo Burd of the Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group have been awarded an Education Innovation Grant.
Five Media Lab students–Ila Kumar, Kimaya Lecamwasam, Cecilé Sadler, Aastha Shah, and Raechel Walker–win MIT Presidential Fellowship awards.
Created by Media Lab PhD students Shruti Dhariwal and Manuj Dhariwal, CoCo is a digital learning platform that fosters collaboration.
In a study presented at CHI 2023, Media Lab alumni used Pringles & audio filters to explore the intersection of sound, flavor, & perception.
Jaleesa Trapp was the graduate student speaker at MIT's 49th annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“The work I’m doing is deeply rooted in the belief that you can plant seeds in people,” says graduate student Cecilé Sadler.
“One of my central values as a person is that I strongly believe that — no matter what you do — you have a duty and an obligation to serve,”
Cecilé Sadler, a research assistant in the Lifelong Kindergarten group, received the Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service.
Media Lab PhD students Manuj Dhariwal + Shruti Dhariwal introduce a new paradigm of creative collaboration in digital learning environments
Celebrate Earth Day 2023 with these sustainable remix strategies!
Congratulations to Manaswi, Caitlin, and Jaleesa on receiving this fellowship!
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in Being. Creative. Together.
Congrats to former Labbers Alexis Hope and Christine Sun Kim for being named as 2023 USA Fellows!
Korbin Deary talks about his involvement with Scratch, a programming platform created by the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the Lab
Scratch, a coding platform for children, was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Lab in 2007.
We're thrilled to welcome our friends at the Museum to Kendall Square!
Congratulations to Yun, Chelsi, and Cecilé on receiving this fellowship!
The 'Who' that I live from is a choice that I make. This essay looks critically at this choice, by diving into the QUESTion "Who am I?"
Read a post by Mitch Resnick, who was inspired by an email exchange with Ukrainian educator Olesia Vlasii.
The LEGO Prize is presented to individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of children.
Co-founded by alum Srishti Sethi, Unstructured Studio provides free and low-cost creative learning opportunities to students in India.
Media Lab students, faculty, researchers, and affiliates pitching panels at SXSW 2022
Code.org interviews Lifelong Kindergarten PhD student Jaleesa Trapp in honor of Women’s History Month.
Alexis Hope talks about her work that focuses on broadening the participation of women in designing technology for women’s health.
Engaging students on and off the screen and the magic of being a lifelong kindergartner.
Watch the video, then read this post by Alexis Hope to learn more about her work at the Media Lab and her passions.
In the What, Why, and How, we often forget the Who. These illustrations explore the simple but deeply transformative question of Who Am I?
Watch the interviews conducted by Career Girls with Labbers Randi Williams, Jaleesa Trapp, Marian Muthui, and Alexis Hope.
Marian Muthui talks about her career path, from mechanical engineering to design research.
We are proud to welcome Community + Ethics to the MIT Media Lab! As you may recall, Community + Ethics joined the Media Lab.
Jaleesa Trapp talks about her career path, how technology encodes the values of its designers, and the importance of play.
Meet the Labbers, which ran from 2016–2018, was an ongoing audio series that took listeners inside the Media Lab.
Website created as a rapid response to Covid-19 yields unexpected insights into what’s possible for reaching learners at a distance.
How teaching as a form of creative work can be better empowered with creative tools.
How might we leverage digital collaboration tools to support teens in building community and engaging in open-ended, design-based work?
How might we make it feel less scary for schools to try new things, thoughtfully and inclusively?
Jaleesa Trapp talks to Brittney Gallagher about how she works to create equitable spaces for STEM learning experiences.
What might a "creative operating system" look like? And how might that support creative thinking?
Using distance learning as an opportunity to bring engineering skills to life in out of school environments.
During these uncertain times, we would like to thank the Teaching Assistants that helped make the transition to remote teaching.
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
Mitch Resnick and other experts talk about designing an educational system fit for the future.
The new LEGO Papert Fellows will spend one week at LEGO headquarters in Denmark to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
2018 marks the second cohort of the LEGO Papert Fellowship program, which honors the legacy of educational-technology pioneer Seymour Papert
The LEGO Papert Fellowship program was officially launched in 2017.
We understand that now, more than ever, the democratization of online learning is crucial to the success of students all around the world.
Explore how the spread is "flattened" when more people stay at home—and modify the code to try out your own ideas and theories.
The ability to think and act creatively is now more important than ever before.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
The Brothers Brick looks back at the history of LEGO Education's collaboration with the Media Lab to launch LEGO Mindstorms in 1998.
In May 2019, the Creative Learning Challenge Brazil fellows had the opportunity to visit MIT, get to know educational institutions in the B…
Alum Marina Bers on Seymour Papert, STEM, Kibo, and Scratch Jr.
SuperMe features superheroes designed by Chicago Public School students
The Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab develops and studies new technologies and activities that engage children in …
The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.