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Teaching children programming

Added by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Status:
In Progress
Priority:
High
Assignee:
-
Category:
Evaluation
Start date:
06/20/2011
Due date:
02/13/2012 (over 12 years late)
% Done:

58%

Estimated time:
(Total: 13:00 h)
Spent time:
(Total: 1:30 h)

Description

We'd like to include in DDL an application to teach children basics of programming. There is a page in Wikipedia which list a large number of solutions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_educational_programming_languages

Many of them are not relevant though. Our requirements are the following:

  • a language simple enough to be use as early as possible
  • use preferably a language similar to a widely used language
  • do not require too many extra libs, particularly if it is programmed with an interpreted language, Python is preferred since it will be shipping with DDL for a while
  • low disk/memory usage

Additionally we may evaluate maintainability and customizability of the application to make it nicer :).

A sub-ticket should be created for the evaluation of any candidate software.


Subtasks 5 (2 open3 closed)

Task #99: Evaluate Guido van RobotClosed12/12/201102/13/2012

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Task #223: Evaluate LabyIn Progress11/01/201102/13/2012

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Task #254: Look at Debian Jr. offer for learning programmingClosedJean-Michel Philippe06/20/201111/21/2011

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Task #458: Evaluate Little WizardClosed12/05/201102/13/2012

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Task #459: Evaluate KturtleIn Progress12/05/201102/13/2012

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Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago

  • Category set to Evaluation
Actions #2

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago

The section Languages by age and experience of the Wikipedia page is listing the following applications for the smallest kids: Logo, Guido van Robot, Karel, Scratch, Baltie 2, Stagecast Creator.

Actions #3

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 13 years ago

  • Target version set to 2011-08
Actions #4

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 13 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2011-08 to 2011-11
Actions #5

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Target version changed from 2011-11 to 2012-02
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