Programming 101 – for all ages.

Let’s put programming to the test and try out this simple, step-by-step online program that teaches code and computational thinking in small steps.  While I have used and Hour of Code extensively with 3-8 graders, I really appreciate the simplicity of the LOGO programming system.  It builds from the basics and intrinsically rewards the user in small achievements that (to put it simply), stick.  I have a few third graders who are anxious to learn coding (or hacking for ‘good’ purposes), so this will be a program we’ll start with.  I like the simple, non-flashy interface, which still provides a great incentive to ‘get it right’ through trial and error.  Check out the interface here.


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