PictoMir – how and why we teach in-text programming to preschoolers, schoolchildren and students of pedagogical universities
October 21, 11:50
The age reduction of acquaintance of children with programming is a worldwide trend. During long-term experiments, a freely distributed multiplatform educational and gaming system PictoMir was developed in the SRISA RAS, allowing preschoolers of the age 6+ to master a basic set of programming concepts: program, subroutine, repeater, feedback, command-orders and command-questions, branching, repeaters, counters. In the 2016-2017 academic year, 902 children in 15 municipal kindergartens of Surgut successfully passed the annual cycle of “Algorithmic for Preschoolers”, creating on the tablets programs for managing virtual robots and real robots-toys.