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What Is It?

"Bootstrap is a standards-based curriculum for middle-school students, which teaches them to programtheir own videogames using purely algebraic ad geometric concepts."

—Bootstrap 2011/10/31


  • Emmanuel Schanzer

Open Source



  • Free Online Course


  • Program by Design Textbooks available
  • Cloud-based IDE that requires no downloading or installation named WeScheme
  • Self-taught programing available too
  • Course material all available online
Pros Cons
  • Teaches students from early on how to program
  • Improves student's math skills
  • Students learn how to create a game by the end of the program
  • One can become a teacher
  • Free, thus limited fundings to continue program