Ok, so this post was a little old–from June, 2008! Ouch! Anyway, I did want to share my thoughts on it. Please check out Alice, as I believe it is a great resource! Get it here
So this morning I spent at Duke University watching middle school teachers learn how to use the free programming application, Alice, developed at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (Go Pens!). While not entirely open-source (although they do allow downloads of source code), free does work sometimes, and I thought it applicable to review and discuss this application. I love how my job allows me to go out into the field to review these types of tools.