Hour of Code- Alice


This is a storyboarding-programming activity for upper primary students using Alice, a free and open-source 3D programming environment.The aim of the activity is to create a storyboard, transform the storyboard into a programmable script and then use that script to create a short 3D animated conversation.

Activity sequence:

  1. Be sure that you have installed Alice 2 on the computers to be used. You can follow the directions here: http://alice3.pbworks.com/w/page/57581183/Download%20And%20Install. You will want to first make sure that Alice can be opened and runs before the event.
  2. Build a scene from Alice’s gallery: setting and the characters.
  3. Create a storyboard as a visual plan for your animation.
  4. Translate the storyboard into a programming script to help create a blueprint for what will be coded in Alice.
  5. Finally, students will use Alice 3D visual programming language to program their animation.

Detailed information can be obtained from the following site: http://www.alice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Alice-2-HoC-FacilitationGuide.pdf

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