O'Reilly Radar: "Why Johnny Can't Program"

by Oliver -

Nat Torkington, writing for the O'Reilly Radar, thinks that using iStopMotion builds essential skills for programmers and used it in a three week computer class for 7 to 10 year old students from his kid's primary school who aspired to learn programming:

Programming is all about reducing big problems to small and easy tasks. So I paired up kids on two Macs I brought from home, and we used iStopMotion to build stop-motion animations. This teaches them to think in terms of small steps, while at the same time they become familiar with the computers. And, best of all, it's enormous fun.