[plt-scheme] 3rd-8th Grade

From: Jim Blandy (jimb at red-bean.com)
Date: Sat Mar 18 13:57:11 EST 2006

On 3/18/06, Richard Cleis <rcleis at mac.com> wrote:
> I wonder, though, about the 100% drag-drop programming.  I am neither a
> father nor an educator, so I am asking those who are: shouldn't the
> children at least see some words that cause the movements, if not be
> encouraged to type a few?

Were they using the software supplied with the Lego Mindstorms?  I'm
pretty sure that's a graphical drag-drop thing.

But from what I saw, they're essentially constructing flow charts ---
just built from icons.  I don't see that as much different from
programming in BASIC.

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