Looking Glass Help

Looking Glass is free downloadable programming software designed to teach students the basics of coding through animated stories and simple games. This website provides help for students engaged with the software, including FAQs and video tutorials. From this part of the web site, students can also navigate to the main page to download the software and share and download example code.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6, 7-8
Content type Tools for learning
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input


Design algorithms involving nested control structures and represent them using flowcharts and pseudocode


Trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement, modify and debug programs involving control structures and functions in a general-purpose programming language

Technologies & Programming Language​s other programming languages
Keywords Programming, Computational Thinking, Parameters, Algorithms, Computer games, Animation

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