ERIC Number: ED207575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
Leading a Child to a Computer Culture. AI Memo 343.
Solomon, Cynthia J.
This paper describes the way in which a child is introduced to LOGO, which is both a programming language and an environment or a way of thinking about computers and about learning. After a brief description of the devices used by LOGO, the process of acquainting a student with the system is explained. The strong anthropomorphization of components of the LOGO system is discussed, with emphasis on the computer controlled mechanical turtles and display turtles used in the system. Also discussed is the importance of having children learning to use LOGO to think of their projects as research enterprises. The 23 references listed include 11 working papers, memos, and reports on LOGO. (LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Identifiers: LOGO System; Turtle Graphics
Note: Paper presented at SIGCSE-SIGCUE Symposium (Anaheim, CA, February 1976).