Looking Glass

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.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6, 7-8
Content type Tools for learning
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming)
Technologies & Programming Language​s other programming languages
Keywords Programming, Computational Thinking, Parameters, Algorithms, Computer games, Animation, Web page, Website

Washington University in St Louis


Washington University in St Louis. Creative Commons BY 3.0.