Logo Environments in the Focus of Time

Jacqueline Staub, The Education Column by Juraj Hromkovic


Logo’s history dates back more than half a century; time enough for several hundred environments to be developed which all rely on Papert’s famous philosophy of learning. This article presents a selection of Logo environments that shaped the domain of novice programming. Quite contrary to the belief that Logo has gone extinct [19], this old language is currently experiencing a new upswing with a growing number of students who make their very first steps into the world of programming. At the end of our historic overview, we present a contemporary Logo environment that is used by tens of thousands of students every year and with which the old Logo legacy lives on even today.

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