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  Elementary Computer Graphics: Drawing with Pixels
Subject:   Programming for Kids
Date:   2003-12-18 10:56:33
From:   bazzargh
Response to: Programming for Kids

I thought about suggesting Logo since it was created for this purpose, but reading the docs for StarLogo I wonder how they ever thought this was suitable for kids?


Something that is pretty good is Squeak. Hey, it was written at Disney, it must be for children. But seriously, its direct-manipulation graphics toolkit makes it fairly easy to build interesting apps, and the 3d authoring tool is brilliant, here's a shot of the demo:


http://www.squeak.org/images/3D_large.gif


...the best bit is when the rabbit turns to look at you. Freaky.


A lot of squeak use is squarely aimed at schoolchildren, so there's plenty of material:
http://www.squeakland.org/


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  1. Programming for Kids
    2003-12-19 18:45:58  anonymous2 [View]

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