Intro to Programming Algebra-Geometry Computer Programming? What is programming? The process of writing, testing, and maintaining the source code of computer programs. Telling the computer what to do Why learn to program? Develops logic and problem-solving skills Improves attention to detail It’s fun! But I’m Not a Geek! Until recently, programming required knowledge of computer language syntax Anyone Can Program! New tools, like Scratch, allow ANYONE to create computer programs without learning complicated syntax. Programming with Scratch Open Scratch from either the desktop icon or Start Menu Homework Make sure you have the latest version of Scratch installed on your Tablet PC Finish working through the Scratch Getting Started Guide Feel free to experiment and explore!