The Pinkie PIE Club (Pinkie ICT Experts) have been starting to explore computer programming with Scratch.
They used a free program, Scratch, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help children learn programming. Scratch can now be used as a web version, but, if you want, you can down load the application here: http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4/.
Scratch uses a Lego-like “building bricks” interface to enable children to learn the principles of programming without having to worry about obscure command syntax. Learn more about Scratch here.
Here are some examples showing the sort of thing that the PIE Club members are now able to do one their own.
(Move your mouse pointer and watch how the fish reacts.)
(Use your arrow keys to navigate the ant around the course.)
You can view more PIE Club Scratch animations and games here.