MicroWorlds is a version of the Logo programming language presented in a rich multimedia environment. MicroWorlds projects can take the form of animations, simulations, games, or geometric designs controlled by buttons and sliders. Projects can include text boxes, music, sounds, graphics, or video clips. MicroWorlds EX can include hyperlinks to Web pages and can be integrated with Excel spreadsheets.
In this user-friendly, stimulating, flexible environment, students can develop their own unique, creative microworlds. They are empowered to control the computer and teach it new things. Along the way, students tap their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. With these qualities, MicroWorlds is truly a constructivist educational technology.