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Alice Programming

Duke University, Durham, NC

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Workshop Schedule June 18-22, June 25-29, 2012

This workshop was held in Summer 2012

The two-week Beginner Alice workshop will be held from (breakfast at 8:30am), 9am-4pm in LSRC D106 and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. There is no charge for the workshop. Breakfast and lunch include demos and discussions.

Please see the logistics page for directions, parking passes, and housing at the Brookwood Inn.

Pictures and article about the workshop

Week 1

Many of these tutorials are listed on the main tutorial page. Alice worlds not linked in are likely already on the main tutorial page or on the main examples page.

Monday, June 18, 2012 - Day 1

  • Breakfast - Answer Questions
  • Welcome and Motivation (pdf) (pdf 4 per page)
  • Research Study
    • Pretest
    • Demographics
  • Tutorial: An Introduction to Alice - Astronaut/Humvee on Moon
  • Lunch - Introductions
  • Alice Demos
    • Kitty Story - story of handicapped child (but characters are cats).
    • SarahPalinFall08.a2w - SarahPalin Rescue Husband Todd world
    • Hot Spot Volcano (H.S. teacher)
    • Frogger Game - Interactive game - move frogger from one lily pad to the other with arrow keys.
  • Tutorial: Princess Dragon Part I
  • Tutorial: Princess Dragon Part 2 (start)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Day 2

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Day 3

  • Steve Cooper, Stanford University visiting today.
  • Breakfast - answer questions - Steve and Susan
  • Show teacher princess dragon worlds
  • Motivation 2 talk (pdf) and (4 per page pdf)
  • Tutorial: How Tall are you? Introducing Decisions and the Use of Functions (Penguin and Boy)
  • Lunch - Steve Cooper Demos
  • Tutorial: Headshots in Alice - Add 2d heads to bodies
  • Alice Demo
  • Tutorial: Creating Simple Objects with Shapes and Textures: Texture Maps

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Day 4

  • Breakfast - answer questions
  • Tutorial: Kangaroo Visit Friends - making methods more flexible with parameters
  • Tutorial: Export video and export code
  • Alice demos by Mike Hoyle
    • Keyboarding bike race
    • Graphing
    • prom dance
    • fish fractions
  • Demos at Lunch
  • Alice demo by Michael Marion
    • Astroids game
  • Alice Demos
    • Eragon - Includes four tasks, interactive, score, timer
    • Book Report
    • DDR Alice world - Dance Dance Revolution interactive world - press arrow keys on keyboard.
    • Walkoff Alice world Memory Game 1 with Derek Zoolander vs Hansel.
    • Music lessons - guess the instrument
    • Putt-Putt
  • Blanton mentioned these videos by Gina Grannis - she uses these videos to show different types of video creations in her classroom.
  • Duke Photo setup at 12:30 - 1pm.
  • Tutorial: Making Objects Move in Unison: Using Lists
  • Tutorial: Bunny eat broccoli: Repetition - Simple loops and conditional loops (while)
  • Work on lesson plans

Friday, June 22, 2012 - Day 5

Week 2

Monday, June 25, 2012 - Day 6

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Day 7

  • Breakfast - talked about lesson plans.
  • Tutorial: Simple Quiz
  • - TODO: we will add the score to it
  • Alice Demos at Lunch
    • ESL world - Narrate a story - first put pictures in order, then type a phrase for each picture, then play story.
    • Build blocks game with snap in motion
    • Gravity demo
    • Scarab Beetles game
    • Octopus Ride at the fair
  • Dive Tour 1:30-3pm
  • Afternoon - work on Lesson plans and Alice worlds

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Day 8

  • 11am Teacher Kristin Bedell speaking
  • Alice Demos at Lunch
  • 1-5pm D301 interviews
  • Work on lesson plans.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - Day 9

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Day 10