The interface is a full IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) which includes project management, auto-completion, syntax highlighting, and other tools common to most IDEs. It also allows you to publish your work both on and offline. The interface is simple to use and built with beginners in mind. Greenfoot is widely used and well supported. Greenfoot programs are written in standard Java. Concepts learned transfer directly to programming in other environments. Java applet needs to be enabled on the browser.

Additional details

Year band(s) 9-10
Content type Tools for learning
Format Web page
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Implement modular programs, applying selected algorithms and data structures including using an object-oriented programming language

Keywords OOP, Object Oriented Programming, Classes, Methods, Attributes, Behaviours, Visual programming, Computational Thinking

University of Kent


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