Monday, November 21, 2011
Alice- Techie Site of the Week!
Are you interested in encouraging your students to learn computer programming skills? Alice might be your answer? Computer programming becomes a game as students make avatars and lead them into action sequences and story lines. Carnegie Mellon University developed this program to allow students to play in a 3D modeling environment, and create animations. The tutorials are explanatory, and can help students move from beginner sessions to more advanced computer programming. Along with other computer programs like Scratch (which I have blogged about recently), you can motivate your young ones to enjoy the technical artistic creations to be found in computer programming. If we are hoping to get our students ready for virtual worlds and 21 century learning, this might be a good place to start.
Big thanks to Natasha for sharing:)
Other interesting reviews on Alice:
Alice 3D Programming and How to use. Makeuseof.com
KidslikeInfo. Teachers share how they use in the classroom.