Scratch versus other alternatives for teaching programming

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Some threads that compare scratch to other software for teaching programming


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http://scratch.mit.edu/forums/viewtopic.php?id=87
This is a good discussion of what scratch cannot do. By the way, scratch does not teach functions, arrays, or passing parameters.

One person recommends phrogram as a next step after scratch. (Phrogram costs money and is windows only)

This thread also mentions Alice. Alice is free and is from Carnegie Mellon University. www.alice.org. It does not seem to have a gallery of projects so it's not easy to tell what alice can do.


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