Friday, May 21, 2010

 

Teaching Kids to program

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts Steve Gibson/Leo Laborte on Security Now! In this episode (SN208) Steve relates a story about his childhood and the unexpected consequences of 'tinkering' around. There was a brief mention of alice.org a site that encourges kids to learn about computing using some pretty neat tools.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.

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