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Join Chris Smith, the founder of the open source CodeWorld environment, in discussing how middle school students learn mathematics through programming and design.

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  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 we will meet online at 8pm Eastern time.
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About CodeWorld: open source programming and math education

CodeWorld is a program to introduce children to computer programming. It is based on open source programming tools and languages. Middle school students create their own pictures, animations, and ultimately design and implement their own video games, using basic algebra and geometry along the way.
The program combines an interactive web-based development environment with an easy to use graphics library. The program makes it easy to build new creative content in the very first hour. CodeWorld has been taught as a trial class for the past school year. The presentation will cover experiences with the open source tools and the class itself.

Chris Smith

ChrisSmith.jpgChris Smith is the Director of Learning Technology at Brindle Waye, Ltd. He has been programming for fun since 1984 (age 5), and professionally since 1997. He is passionate about both programming languages and open source software. Chris maintains and contributes to numerous projects, including the Snap web application framework. Chris developed the CodeWorld program and its the web-based programming environment, and taught it during the 2011-2012 school year.