Microsoft Small Basic is, in my opinion, one of the really cool platforms for introducing programming to younger students. A FREE simple IDE, a simple subset of BASIC, and built in turtle graphics all resonate with me. And a number of teachers around the world seem to agree.
What is really great is that we have some Excellent curriculum support. This includes a complete set of PowerPoint presentation with notes for teachers . There are other resources available
Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases students of all ages into the world of programming.
Read the Small Basic FAQ
Download Small Basic from DreamSpark.com
Use the Getting Started Guide to start learning Small Basic
Use the curriculum to expand your knowledge
Read sample chapters from e-books to dive deep into Small Basic
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Stay informed about Small Basic by reading our blog
Small Basic Curriculum Resources – Tutorials and Guides.
If you use this curriculum or anything else associated with Small Basic we would love to hear from you? Also any feedback about what we can do better or differently would be appreciated.