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Teaching programming throughs storytelling with alice

Grady Booch :

    "(Alice is) a modern programming environment designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn basic computer science while creating animated movies, simple video games, where students control the behavior of 3D objects and characters in a virtual world.

Some new material. Looks pretty good. I wonder if it really works to teach programming? And what will people do when they realize to make money they'll have to put up CRUD screens?
Permalink son of parnas 
March 14th, 2007 1:28am
I looked at it a while ago. I thought it looked interesting too, but somehow I never found the easy way in that was gonna get me/the kids doing interesting stuff I didn't expect in half an hour.

My eldest daughter is 7 now, I might run it by her. I seem to remember there was a cool dancer figure that she would be into.
Permalink $-- 
March 14th, 2007 4:54am
{Alice} So why do you feel that you must learn programming?
{Student} So I can make a million-gazillion dollars
{Alice} Would making a million-gazillion dollars make you feel better?
{Student} Oh yes!
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 14th, 2007 11:20am
Kiss my grits.

{I loved that show. Made me want to grow up as a misogynist.}
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
March 15th, 2007 12:34am

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