Students EXPLORE, construct, design,
animate analyze and visualize BIG IDEAS
MicroWorlds EX is the latest in a wonderful line of products
used by millions of children (and adults) around the world.
How can one piece of software do so much?
MicroWorlds EX is not a tool, but rather a collection of
tools assembled to provide the means you need to do all the types of
explorations you can imagine. By tools, we don’t mean just gizmos and gadgets
(although there are definitely some of those in MicroWorlds EX) – we’re
referring to a language that encourages children to talk about:
- their ideas
- their questions
- their strategies for finding answers and a deeper
Students explore and test their ideas
in this idea exploration and project creation environment. MicroWorlds EX is so
versatile it can be used to create:
- science simulations
- mathematical explorations
- interactive multimedia stories
- anything you can imagine…
develop creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
Would you like to create your own tutorials with MicroWorlds EX? It's
simple, click here [PDF 132kb] to find
"How do I?" by Steve Robson is a booklet of 10 easy steps to
create great MicroWorlds EX projects. Download this
Steve is an educational ICT Consultant working in the North
of England. He has used MicroWorlds logo in a wide range of schools to
stimulate and motivate both pupils and staff to build a wide range of
projects from games to interactive stories, simulations to digital scenes.
He is convinced that this approach significantly contributes to raising
standards in teaching and learning.
||Grades 4 and up
||Problem Solving/Exploring Ideas/ Project Building
Mac OS X Version 10.4 or higher
Windows only: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and
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We think our products are great! But don't just take our word for it,
here's what teachers have to say...
"I was first introduced to Logo about 20 years ago at the University of Nebraska. About 10 years ago when the opportunity came up to teach a 6-week exploratory class for seventh graders, I knew right away that I wanted to use MicroWorlds! Now that MicroWorlds EX is out, the students are not only experiencing computer programming at their level of expertise, but I firmly believe that MicroWorlds builds a strong foundation towards a future computer science career."
Tom J. Price
Norris Middle School
"MicroWorlds EX is all any teacher would need to create a balanced,
challenging technology curriculum. The programming element of
MicroWorlds EX is the perfect compliment to other areas of the
curriculum that develop problem solving and logical thought. My students
from Kindergarten to Grade Six are enthusiastic about the projects that
we develop together. The turtle is our favorite amphibian."
Elementary IT specialist
The Study Montreal,QC
"I have been teaching LOGO for 12 years now and I love the MicroWorlds
software. I have made sure that at the school where I am currently the
Technology Coordinator, P.S. 11 in New York City, we have always
purchased a site license for this software. Last week when we did a
MicroWorlds EX presentation at the the Apple Computer Store in Soho, as
part of School Night."
320 West 21st Street
"(...) We use MicroWorlds EX with 2nd through 7th grades. Our youngest
students learn drawing commands, animation, and simple programming
concepts. In 7th grade we use MicroWorlds EX to explore game theory and
design. MicroWorlds offers us a unique environment for channeling our
students natural creativity into exciting and thought provoking
projects. (...) I would say it is the most valuable piece of software in
our Grammar School computer curriculum."
Assistant Director of Technology
Columbia Grammar and Prep School
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