Storytelling alice motivates middle school girls to learn computer programming

@inproceedings{Kelleher2007StorytellingAM,
  title={Storytelling alice motivates middle school girls to learn computer programming},
  author={Caitlin Kelleher and Randy F. Pausch and Sara B. Kiesler},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2007}
}
We describe Storytelling Alice, a programming environment that introduces middle school girls to computer programming as a means to the end of creating 3D animated stories. Storytelling Alice supports story creation by providing 1) a set of high-level animations, that support the use of social characters who can interact with one another, 2) a collection of 3D characters and scenery designed to spark story ideas, and 3) a tutorial that introduces users to writing Alice programs using story… CONTINUE READING

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