Animation Programming to Java
Engineering & Technology
Microsoft Office for Teens and/or Web Programming for Teens OR instructor approval
We will use Alice 3 to learn the basics of object-oriented computer programming & Java. 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 3 is FREE to download to use in class & at home.
Laptop computer required (Some instructors may be able to provide one, if needed)
Textbook: Alice 3 to Java: Learning Creative Programming through Storytelling and Gaming 1st Edition, by Wanda Dann (Author), Don Slater (Author), Laura Paoletti (Author), Dave Culyba (Author) (click this link to look inside the textbook)
A USB flash drive to store programs on