I saw this detailed blog post from Steve Krouse in my feeds the other day and was quite impressed with it. His students presented him with a problem and he set out to solve it.
Showing correlation between Scratch and WoofJS commands
‘“I’m done with Scratch,” my students tell me. “Now what?” I’ve been trying to answer this question for the past two years: what’s the programming language to learn after Scratch?”‘
He goes into a lot of detail about his needs in this new language and how it needed to bridge the gap from Scratch in a variety of ways.
It is my pleasure to announce WoofJS v1.0.0. At long-last, Woof is my answer to the question, “What comes after Scratch?”
It meets our requirements:
Motivation. Like Scratch, Woof’s lends itself incredibly well to games and animations, which are highly motivating.
Shareable. Built for the web, Woof works seamlessly in all browsers, mobile and desktop, full-screen and fixed-screen. You can even bookmark your game on your home-screen like an app.
And it does one better: Woof closely mimics Scratch.
I will be watching WoofJS to see how it grows and what types of curriculum are developed for it. It will be very interesting to see where WoofJS goes and how it might be integrated into beginner/intermediate coding programs.