Project 252


Contributed by Enda (@donenda)
EdTech Tool Name:Greenfoot
Bref Description:Educational software designed to make learning programming easy and fun
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Apple OS Software
  • Linux Software
  • Windows Software
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Programming, Computational Thinking
EdTech Tool Uses:Greenfoot is a free software application (which runs on Windows, Apple, and Linux OSs) designed to teach object orientated programming with Java. Create 'actors' which live in 'worlds' to build games, simulations, and other graphical programs. Greenfoot has visualisation and interaction tools built into the environment. Greenfoot programs are written in standard Java, although the concepts learned are transferable and comparable for programming in other environments. Greenfoot makes the environment easy enough to use for beginners, and Java makes it powerful enough to write impressive, flexible and sophisticated applications. The Greenfoot site hosts hundreds of resources for teachers and has lots of tutorials for users. There is also a gallery to publish projects online, or they can be run locally on PC.
Education Level(s):
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:Computer Science, Programming
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
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