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Nov 21 - Learning Computing Concepts with Greenfoot

The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) is proud to host a Greenfoot workshop on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 8:30am - 3:30pm at Georgia Tech. Teachers must attend the entire workshop and do 4 hours of additional work to get 1 PLU. All teachers must register at ?. Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop. This workshop will take place in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 1456.

Teachers will build 2D simulations and games in Greenfoot. Greenfoot is free software for teaching how to program in Java (see This material can be used in Beginning Programming, Intermediate Programming, or Advanced Placement Computer Science A.

There is no fee for this workshop for Georgia teachers. We will also be able to cover hotel, parking, and food for Georgia teachers who live greater than 30 miles from Georgia Tech for Friday night. Guests will be staying with two teachers per room, unless you wish to pay an additional cost for a private room. We will also cover lunch for all teachers. Space is limited to 30.

Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:

Feliicia Auzla
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280

Her e-mail is Her phone is 404-894-6858.

Tenative agenda:

8:30am - 9:00am Introductions and looking at some existing scenarios in Greenfoot
9:00am - 10:30am Modifying an existing Greenfoot simulation
10:30am - 10:45am break
10:45am - 12:00pm Creating a simple game in Greenfoot
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Tips and Techniques for Greenfoot
1:30pm - 3:15pm Creating a more complex game in Greenfoot
3:15pm -3:30pm Surveys