Teacher guide Programming with Alice: Digital Divas Club

TLF ID M018197

This website provides teacher notes and student materials to introduce students to Alice, a object-oriented 3D programming environment designed specifically to engage students with computer programming using a story-telling context. The resources are provided in a downloadable zipped package that includes the free Java-based software required for the activity. Students will create a animated 3D story. Designed for novice users the teacher materials are simply written and include a lesson plan.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for engaging student learning in the processes and production skills strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum particularly in the areas of programming, computation and problem-solving areas. Using a story-telling frame to the programming environment engages students' imagination as well as building problem solving as students create their own solutions to a problem-based challenge.
  • This resource also offers opportunities to explore the general capabilities of personal and creative thinking and literacy within the Digital Technology curriculum.
  • The resource has potential to extend learning as a cross-curriculum unit in media arts (animation and music) as well as the Design Technology areas of project management and planning.
  • The aim of the Digital Divas Club resources is to attract girls to computer programming and digital technologies.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Digital technologies
  • Information and communication technologies

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Digital Divas Club
  • Organization: Digital Divas Club
  • URL: http://digitaldivasclub.org/vic/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Digital Divas Club
  • Organization: Digital Divas Club
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://digitaldivasclub.org/vic/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • DIGITAL DIVAS CLUB by J.Fisher, C.Lang, A.Craig, H.Forgasz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/