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Alexander Repenning ; University of Colorado

The gap between supply and demand for computer scientists has its roots in children's perception that programming is "hard and boring." The Web extra at http://youtu.be/5FSbA_YMsNE is a video showing students at Aspen Creek K-8 in Broomfield, Colorado, using AgentSheets, a program developed by author Alex Repenning to design video games in an after-school program. Repenning designed AgentSheets to encourage interest in Computer Science careers and scientific thinking in students.

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Computer  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 6 )