Having experience with computer programming is helpful, but not necessary.
Planning and Preparation
Educators should spend some time working with the program before running a workshop.
The developers also recommend that afterschool instructors become familiar with and utilize the additional educator resources found in the Teachers Resources Section: http://www.aliceprogramming.net.
The site includes project planning ideas, supporting materials, and information on accessing published materials that help educators get started with using Alice. Learning to Program with Alice, Brief Edition is specifically recommended for afterschool educators and contains the fundamentals of Alice, a getting started tutorial, and a CD with pre-built examples.
- Software: Alice Program (both versions - Alice 2.0 & Storytelling Alice - available on website for free), works with both Mac OSX and Windows
- Computers: Computer with high-speed Internet connection recommended
No costs associated with Alice