Blog9 - Use of Graphical programming packages to teach Programming

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Blog9 - Use of Graphical programming packages to teach Programming

 

“Scratch” and “Greenfoot” are two educational integrated development environments aimed at learning and teaching programming. “Scratch” and “Greenfoot” packages were introduced to second and third year students respectively in regular laboratory class. The students were excited to learn how interesting and simple it was to develop a simple game or animation using these packages. Later, they were asked to develop a game or animation in team of two members. The demonstration of all developed games was held with the presence of all faculty members. All teams had developed fairly good games or animations.

 

Students with little or no programming background were able to learn programming with less difficulty. Students had very exciting hands-on experience while learning Scratch and Greenfoot tools. It changed their way of understanding programming concepts.  Students found OOPs concept simpler and adoptable with Greenfoot.

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