Alice & Scratch

SCRATCH THAT: The NYTimes reports how fun programming can be when you don't have to worry about semicolons and brackets. Tools like Scratch and Alice developed at MIT and Carnegie Mellon are taking programming collaboration straight into elementary classrooms. These watered-down languages aren't likely to result in many billion-dollar projects, but according Mitchel Resnick of MIT's Media Lab, what's important is getting kids in tune with computer logic and being able to express themselves through it. Yah.

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