Oracle Academy Workshops are designed to make first experiences with computing fun and engaging, while still leveraging best academic curriculum practices like project-based learning and offering educators methods for assessment.
Oracle Academy Workshops and related educator training are available to Individual and Institutional members.
Oracle Academy Workshops are also available to Individual and Institutional members in Workshop in a Box formats to facilitate the delivery of introductory computer science workshops by parents, volunteers, computer club sponsors and educators who may not specialize in teaching computer science.
This workshop is designed for students with little or no programming experience and teaches basic Java programming concepts through developing 3-D Animations in Alice 3.1. Alice is a free, educational, introductory Java development environment created at Carnegie Mellon University. While it is suitable for all beginning learners, it can be especially engaging for girls. Students will have fun creating animated stories and games using objects and characters from a rich gallery of 3-D models.
The Alice platform is currently supported in 24 languages, including English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
This workshop engages students who understand basic programming concepts to create 2-D games using Java. Greenfoot is a free educational Java development environment (JDE) created at the University of Kent. Students will learn detailed object-oriented programming terminology and concepts while creating 2-D games in a fun and interactive environment.