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We’re Using Engineering Tools to Teach With

Rachelle Dené Poth wrote a blog post in collaboration with our cofounder Ness.

Blackbird uses an educational version of JavaScript. Programming languages, like JavaScript, Python, C++, and so forth, are engineering tools, and on their own, they’re terribly unfriendly, especially for those just getting started in the classroom. This may sound like a technical distinction, but the difference is important, so let’s take a closer look.


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