Learning with Turtles

Learning with Turtles

We will explore a range of programming languages, systems, and activities designed to help learners, especially beginning learners, acquire computational skills and and culture. We create projects in systems designed for children and beginners (using Snap!, turtle geometry, TurtleStitch, and NetLogo), and critically examine literature and debates about whether, and how, computational thinking should be part of everyone’s education. We will emphasize reflection on our own learning within the course.