The Scratch Team is a group of people, primarily members of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, that help moderate the Scratch website[1]. Scratch Team can also be defined as the group of people who created and helped develop the Scratch program. They block users for no reason according to some users.

Members Edit

There are a lot of members of the Scratch Team, including the following[2]:

Development Team Edit

  • Mitchel Resnick
  • John Maloney
  • Natalie Rusk
  • Evelyn Eastmond
  • Amon Millner
  • Jay Silver
  • Eric Rosenbaum
  • Karen Brennan
  • Amos Blanton

These people in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab worked "in an interactive, iterative, loosely-organized style, with each team member contributing to many different parts of the project (Scratch)."

  • Andrés Monroy-Hernández

He, also in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, "lead the research and development of the Scratch online community (and the ScratchR platform underlying it)."

  • Brian Silverman
  • Paula Bonta

These people of the Playful Invention Company "contributed to design, development, and exploration of new directions."

  • Yasmin Kafai (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Kylie Peppler (Indiana Univ.)

These people are for "conducting research studies with Scratch."

Identifying Members Edit

The username of a Scratch Team member with an asterisk

An asterisk next to a Scratch Team Member's name.

Most members of the Scratch Team on the Scratch Website can be identified by the asterisk next to their username. This asterisk links to

Moderation Team Edit

The Moderation Team is a group of Scratch Team Members that team up to ban users. Some users, when they get banned, get revenge on the Scratch Moderators. However, Scratch's moderators are too powerful. Moderators like banning hackers.

References Edit


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