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ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten

July 30, 2014

young kids learn literacy skills with ScratchJr Can children learn to code at the same age they're learning to tie their shoes? That's the idea behind ScratchJr, a free iPad app released this week by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Tufts University, and Playful Invention Company (PICO). Photo by Amanda Strawhacker and Dylan Portelance, Tufts University Full Story

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