First Animation using Alice

User interface for AliceI am just starting with Alice; I share with you my first video, which took me longer than expected to create.  Alice is a 3D environment for creating animations.  Like Scratch (here is a link to my first animations in Scratch), it is a tool used to teach introductory computer programming.  Alice has been reported to engage the interest of more girls because of it’s story-telling capacity, but I’m not so sure about this from my personal experiences with students.  The tools are object-oriented, Java-like ’tiles’ that the user can create independently, and then arrange.  It has more capabilities than Scratch, but it’s not as user friendly (reminds me a lot of Maya).  I am just finishing with Scratch with some middle schoolers, moving on to a new middle school, teaching them Alice, starting 2/1.  Stay tuned to see how the kids take to it!  night flying birds

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4 thoughts on “First Animation using Alice

  1. The information technology TEACHER AT THE School I WORKED AT INTRODUCED Alice TO MY SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS. ALTHOUGH NOT PROFICIENT, THEY ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE REPETITIVE ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

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