Teaching Kids to Program

February 15, 2009 – 9:39 pm

My OSCON talk on teaching kids to program is now available as an audio podcast on the ITC Conversations Network.

  1. 2 Responses to “Teaching Kids to Program”

  2. This reminded me of Alice from CMU, which I haven’t seen in action, but have read about. See http://www.alice.org, and in particular the “Story-telling Alice” version, which targets “middle schoolers”. Even this may be too much for primary school kids aged 8-10…

    By michaeln on Feb 16, 2009

  3. Alice … yeah, it promises a lot but it was quite buggy and not as easy to use as Scratch. I’ve bounced off Alice and stuck to Scratch. I hope Alice gets better, though, because an arms race between them would be awesome!

    By gnat on Feb 16, 2009

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