Or something like LiveCode/HyperCard? (; Because there's currently a
Kickstarter campaign (
to create an open-source edition of LiveCode for use in education, and if
one reads their arguments for why LiveCode is the best way to teach
computer programming in high schools (, it seems to address a lot of
these problems.

Also, this:

Disclaimer: I know nothing about LiveCode, HyperCard, or the people behind
it that I didn't read at one of those links in the past few days.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Abigail Goben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 2/22/2013 1:09 PM, Wilhelmina Randtke wrote:
>> It's a little worrying that there aren't introductory programming
>> platforms
>> that let someone do something interesting at a simple level
> Wilhelmina,
> Would you consider something like ROSALIND to be what you are describing?
> It focuses a little more on BI but is with basic programming. You learn to
> doing BI through figuring out your code.
> Abigail
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