Visual software coding languages boost kids as programmers
Durham, N.C. — Alice, Scratch and Lua-based platforms help make programming more prevalent among elementary and middle school students and teach them problem-solving skills that translate to other languages such as Python, Java, Ruby and C++, says Brook Osborne, director of outreach at Duke University's department of computer science....
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