What's Turtle?

Turtle is the brainchild of MIT's Seymour Papert, who thinks of computers as untapped mediums of personal expression. Turtle focuses on showing you visually what the language is doing. Visual introductions to programming have been shown to be the most effective because they help students see what their programs are doing. So that's exactly where we'll start!

This site is designed as an introduction to Python using interactive Trinkets.  If you'd like to teach using this technology, you can make your own using our tool at trinket.io.