Thread: Alice 2.2 or 3?
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Pros and cons of each
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mnuffer
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Default Pros and cons of each - 11-18-2014, 10:22 AM

I have tried both Alice 2 and 3 in the classroom. They both have pros and cons. I like that Alice 3 has the ability to see the Java code side by side with the Alice code this is great for transitioning into Java later. The problems with Alice 3 are the limited options for reference materials. Additionally it appears to be an incomplete version. It is difficult to access properties for making conditions and functions with the new layout.

Although the graphics in Alice 2 aren't as sophisticated and it doesn't provide the side by side Java code, I do feel that it provides students with better instruction on methodologies and vocab for learning object-oriented coding.
   
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