Comments on: How To Teach Programming To Kids http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Rwodzi http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96916 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:11:22 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96916 I wish to have programming languages in simple forms

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By: beginner http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96915 Sun, 17 May 2009 08:24:33 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96915 actually im 17 and i dont know anything about programming and i want ask that . where can i learn about programming and be a hacker???? i really interested about it i hope somone can send me email and help mee : )

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By: Tracey http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96914 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:15:29 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96914 Great post–I’ve got to look around your site.

I started my 8 year old daughter and 10 year old son (equal opportunity Sam!) with Stagecast Creator a year ago. I can’t recommend that enough, covers a lot of basics of object oriented programming and has an awesome tutorial that an 8 year old can follow with or without the parent around. About $50.

That said, my son is ready to move on, hence I found this post. I didn’t like Scratch, I found it to be the same level as Stagecast and wasn’t adding anything. Considering Phrogram, Logo or Python, but he’s interested in putting his games on his Web site (which we can with Stagecast), so I have to see what works here.

And I didn’t want to go into HTML and CSS with the kids just yet since they want to work on other programming languages, so I got them domain names (my son is reginaldpatterson.com) and just installed WordPress and taught them to use that. They can easily create posts and I can introduce the to HTML as they want to do fancier stuff.

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By: Sam http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96913 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 20:43:22 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96913 I’m glad Rachel commented. I’ve just been asked by my 8 yr old if I could teach her how to make a web page/site. I’m torn between using iWeb so she can lay it out or teaching her the code so that she knows what’s going on. The “knowledge is power” dad says try to teach her the code. The “just let her create” dad says iWeb. I’ve been looking all over for other intro to HTML sites, some are ok, some are horrible.

Only other comment – maybe edit this post to make it more gender-neutral. I have to admit to bristling a little when seeing all the male references in the text.

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By: Chad http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96911 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 04:47:23 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96911 Very good post. I am sure to teach my kids this stuff

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By: Ryan Rampersad http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96910 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 05:02:07 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96910 My teacher has used Greenfoot in his Intro to Programming classes. I’m personally not a fan of that kind of thing and it looks like the class reacted to it well. It has a much smaller learning curve that Robocode.

I started learning real programming languages in 7th grade, but I started learning HTML in 6th grade and went on from there. Basic html/css provides a foundation.

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By: Phadtare http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96909 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:27:04 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96909 Hmmm…. scratch seems interesting. but the online stuff is actually getting me worried. i give my kid just thirty minutes of internet time a day. if he gets all excited, then i might have a probelm in my hand 🙂

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By: Kris http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96908 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:21:18 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96908 I disagree; python can be used even for younger kids. The trick is to creatively employ a good library such as PyGame; your son wont feel cheated about being introduced to something limited.

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By: Ravi Lathia http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96907 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:00:26 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96907 Shan, you should mention that Phrogram uses .NET framework. There are many who would give it a miss because of the Microsoft association. Even the earlier free KPL was based on .NET. I guess there is some MS funding thats happening!

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By: Praveen http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/10/how-to-teach-programming-to-kids/#comment-96906 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 03:29:40 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=11025#comment-96906 logo, logo and logo – dats all that i have used. making those turtles move is instant gratification – gr8 wow factor for the kid. you saying scratch is better?

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