Looking Glass is free downloadable programming software designed to teach students the basics of coding through animated stories and simple games. Students use a visual block-based coding language to manipulate in-built sprites and story templates as well as community-created remixes to create their stories and games. Students can upload and share their projects with the online community for feedback and advice. The web site also contains a link to a showcase of examples and help.
|Year band(s)||5-6, 7-8|
|Content type||Tools for learning|
|Core and overarching concepts||Implementation (programming)|
|Technologies & Programming Languages||other programming languages|
|Keywords||Programming, Computational Thinking, Parameters, Algorithms, Computer games, Animation, Web page, Website|
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