Do you have a favourite book from your childhood?
One of my favourite books was Alice in Wonderland. Throughout the years, I have returned to wonderland, re-experiencing Alice's adventures and to enjoy the wonderful use of language.
More recently, I watched the movie directed by Tim Burton and once again, delighted in the exceptional play of words and linguistic games.
One question, which I sometimes share with Alice, is
"What's the use of a book, without questions or conversations?"
Have you ever felt that way when reading a book?
Today, in our age of constant collaboration and participation, there are many ways to engage with questions and conversations about books and stories.
There are also different ways to tell stories. Especially digital stories.
Alice is a free educational tool which teaches students computer programming in a 3D environment. You can create an animation for a story, play interactive games as well as share videos. 3D graphics and drag & drop features help making this a fun and interesting experience.
Watch the brief tutorial to introduce you to Alice. If you would like to know more about this programming tool, watch this video from a Google Tech Talk which explains more about Alice.