01/06/2013: A fun-filled digital teaching programme ideal for the beginner to learn the basic fundamentals of computer programming. A fun programme, particularly for girls to encourage creativity, critical thinking, designing, planning and implementing solutions to problems. I would incorporate this learning programme as a part of literacy and have students create digital stories.
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.
Alice is a 3D programming environment for teaching kids introductory computing. It's free (of course), and is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon, so it's high quality. If you have a child interested in computing, this is a great place to start.
Using an innovative programming environment to support the creation of 3D animations, the Alice Project provides tools and materials for teaching and learning computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming across a spectrum of ages and grade levels.