Mike Washburn is a Father, Husband and Educator from Barrie, Ontario. Currently the Head of Computer Science at Richmond Hill Montessori and Elementary Private School in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
I teach: Computer Science, Computers
To ages: 6 to 12
KerbalEdu is a modification of the wildly popular game Kerbal Space Program. The modifications introduce lessons and specific scenarios geared towards students. Kerbal Space Program is a hyper-realistic space flight and rocketry simulator.
This is a fantastic entry-level application for teaching students the basics of computer programming. It is fun and engaging and the students love to use it. It feels like a game to some of them and they typically don’t realize that the fundamental concepts of programming are being taught. From here I would love to Scratch or Phrogram.