|ZIET Chandigarh - Organising ALICE workshops |
during each inservice course
“GSWA” is the progressive evolution from ThinkQuest
It is 3D programming environment created by Carnegie Mellon University and funded by Oracle
It provides teachers and students the opportunity to create their own stories and animation for use in educational projects.
It can also be treated as the first exposure to Java via simple drag and drop procedures.
Ø Develop skills in animation, storytelling, creating short animated movies.
Ø Equip the teachers to use new innovative methods of teaching and learning in the classroom. It helps make concepts simple and fascinating to the learner.
Ø Encourages team work and collaboration.
Ø Engages the participants in visual thinking and fuelling creativity.
Ø The Alice interface facilitates problem solving and logical thinking.
Ø Instill interest to learn Java programming.
Use of Alice at School Level
The teachers can train their students on Alice and encourage them to create Alice worlds as a part of formative assessment.
As a result students progressively develop key ICT skills beginning with the use of spreadsheets and power point presentations and then evolving through animation and programming.
Since it is skill based, Alice has to be mastered step by step.