Scratch is a block-based programming language, creative platform, and online community where users create and share games, stories, animations, and other projects. Scratch can also be used to program hardware, and is the basis for many graphical programming languages used to power robotic and electronic toys. Millions of kids the world over use Scratch to create, share and learn.
As a Learning Designer on the Scratch team, my work is a combination of learning design and visual design. Projects I've contributed to include: creating learning experiences for the new Scratch Tutorials Library, revamping the Scratch Coding Cards, collaborating with companies like LEGO and Cartoon Network to develop new ways for kids to engage creatively with coding, and producing content for Scratch in Practice (SiP), a site devoted to supporting educators in using Scratch. I also organize and run play-testing events and professional development workshops with local schools and informal learning spaces.