3 Comments on “The Invent To Learn Guide to Block Programming

  1. I second the StarLogo Nova! I am using it right now and hope to inspire students to “program the turtle” and make interesting things that they can think about and wonder about. There is some excellent curriculum being developed around it right now.

  2. Great post. One more tool to add is StarLogo Nova. It’s based on Blockly and comes from MIT, similar to Scratch. My middle school students have been using it for science simulations and will use it to create games as well. It’s got a similar feel to MIT App Inventor but is browser-based. Most of our students have used Scratch in the past, so they’ve caught on very quickly and respond well to a more “grown-up” interface.