This is in response to another Medium post I read today. I want to explore some views expressed in the post that I disagree with.
Like the author in the original post, I too am a highschool student. However, I feel like our first experiences with “programming” are very different. I started with Scratch, as opposed to Alice, and I had no prior programming experience (unlike the original author).
I have a very limited (yet negative) experience with Alice, so I can’t comment too much on it. I remember being subjected to a lot of terminology that I didn’t experience with Scratch — all I wanted to do was make a game. …