Introduction to Alice Programming

Carol Liss, Tech Educator

Timberlane Regional Middle School, Plaistow, NH

Alice was developed by Carnegie Mellon University and introduces beginning programmers to the world of 3-D animation. The name of the software program was inspired by Lewis Carroll himself—the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The developers of Alice wanted to follow in the footsteps of this great mathematician, novelist, and photographer who sought to communicate intellectually challenging ideas in a clear and entertaining way.
Alice is currently used in more than 100 high schools and universities to teach beginning programming principles using drag-and-drop 3-D characters you place on-screen and use to tell a story. Your students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming without even thinking about it, and you'll be amazed at their results. ( to download software

CMTC Alice programming 2012

Presentation / instructions:

Alice 2012 example:

See below for additional instructions (Timing and Score).

CMTC Presentation 2011

CMTC 2011 Workshop
video: Student Driver (school tube)
Alice version

Change Scene Instructions

Score instructions
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Timer Instructions
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Insert music or sound

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Bibliography (school tube)
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