Computer programming education helps to prepare pre-college students to function in a technology-based society and to promote technical careers. However, opportunities are limited for pre-college students to learn computer programming and effective programming instruction can be difficult. A set of introductory, self-paced tutorials in Squeak Smalltalk has been developed for students in high school and middle school. This work describes two supplementary exercises that address the needs of new learners, especially those at younger ages. Students are given tools for drawing and image manipulation. The optional exercises integrate basic concepts while allowing more interactivity and customization through creative "play." © 2011 IEEE.
S. E. Watkins et al., "Work In Progress - Exercises In Squeak Smalltalk For Pre-college Education," Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, article no. 6142898, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Dec 2011.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6142898
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Pre-college Education; Programming; Squeak Smalltalk
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01 Dec 2011