Greenfoot with Stride – programming after blocks

Neil Brown, King's College London


In this workshop, we will discuss how to teach concepts of traditional object-oriented programming with Greenfoot and Stride. We will introduce the tools of the environment itself, discuss the Stride language (which is quick and easy to learn), and present pedagogical considerations: How do you best teach with Greenfoot? How do you create motivation? What are good teaching examples? Teachers will go through hands-on exercises of using Greenfoot and Stride, and work with a number of programming examples that can immediately be used in a classroom.

Neil Brown's biography

Neil works as a Research Fellow at King's College London. He works for Michael Kölling, developing BlueJ and Greenfoot: two Java programming environments aimed at beginners. Most recently, he has been heavily involved in the design of Stride, a new hybrid programming editor that combines blocks and text programming, which is now built into BlueJ and Greenfoot.

Relevant Key Stages: KS3

Room: USB 3.018 - flat floor teaching/cluster, level 3, Urban Sciences Building

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