…and learn to programme computers at the age of 4!
This interesting New Scientist reports on an interesting pilot study at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA, where 4 to 7-year-old kids are learning using graphical blocks instead of text to programme computers.
This may be of interest to my ESIEE Paris colleague, Denis Bureau, whose innovative « flipped classroom » environment is trying to get as many of the 240 ESIEE first year engineering students over the « programming hump » as possible. They learn Java while designing video games.
It may also interest one of our MS ITMP14 candidates, who’s interested in helping young children learning software skills.
You can find out about Scratch programming language here…
…and about Scratch Junior here