Supporting Storytelling in a Programming Environment for Middle School Children

  • Caitlin Kelleher
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10643-9_1

Volume 5915 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Kelleher C. (2009) Supporting Storytelling in a Programming Environment for Middle School Children. In: Iurgel I.A., Zagalo N., Petta P. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5915. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Storytelling Alice and Looking Glass are programming environments that are designed to motivate middle school students, particularly girls, to learn basic computer programming. Rather than presenting programming as an end in and of itself, both systems present computer programming as a means to the end of creating animated stories. In this talk, I will share some lessons learned about how to support middle school students in finding and realizing their story ideas.

Keywords

programming environments storytelling children 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Caitlin Kelleher
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentWashington University in St. LouisSt. Louis