FunFonts: introducing 4th and 5th graders to programming using Squeak

  title={FunFonts: introducing 4th and 5th graders to programming using Squeak},
  author={Arturo J. S{\'a}nchez-Ru{\'i}z and Lisa A. Jamba},
  booktitle={ACM Southeast Regional Conference},
This paper discusses a series of presentations and activities designed to enhance the computing skills of elementary school students and hence expose them to Information Technology-related careers. Goals of the sessions include increasing the students' formal understanding of the inner workings of a computer and increasing their set of abstract skills by adding computer programming to it. A cohort of students participated in these one-hour sessions on a weekly basis (except for holidays and… CONTINUE READING

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