Greenfoot is a complete IDE that teachers and professionals can use to help others write programs using Java. Greenfoot includes both documentation and visual graphic representations and is highly interactive. The interactive nature of Greenfoot makes it easier for users to teach and learn from it, as they learn from interacting with the various components of the program.
Greenfoot was designed specifically with teachers in mind, and is a powerful tool to use to teach Java to beginners. It allows you to teach object orientation using Java, and you can design your own actors and worlds that are the platform for various games and other programs that you want to create. Greenfoot includes many features such as autocompletion and syntax highlighting that allow advanced users to have maximum flexibility in their design. While Greenfoot uses standard Java, it allows the user to transfer the concepts learned to other programs and situations with ease. It is designed with teaching and learning in mind.
Greenfoot is designed to be easy enough for beginners to use, but complex enough for advanced professionals to benefit from.
Greenfoot includes a large variety of tutorials that you can use to help you get started with the program. There is also a complex base of programmer resources, allowing users to connect with each other and share projects and ideas. Greenfoot includes a community called the Greenroom which is designed for instructors to use to collaborate on teaching strategies and share teaching resources with each other.
Greenfoot is a perfect way to get started with teaching and learning Java, which can be overwhelming to learn. Greenfoot will arm you with all the tools you need to teach Java in an interactive and intuitive way, and provides the community support and resources you need to be an effective teacher as well.
Completely free for both 32 and 64 bit Windows