Educational Technology

June 28, 2017

Microsoft Project Develops Physical Programming Language for Blind Students

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

A Microsoft project will teach blind students from seven to 11 years-old how to program and apply design thinking to projects. “Project Torino,” as it’s called, uses a “physical programming language,” pods that are connected by the students to build programs. Learners string the pods together to create code that plays music, stories and poetry. The idea is to allow kids with visual impairment to participate in coding exercises in their classes right alongside seeing students — or to allow all students to learn the basics of coding in a tactile way.

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