mis6 at pitt.edu
Mon Apr 28 14:32:08 CEST 2003
Steven Hodgen <steven at twitch.net> wrote in message news:<oproar1sjtx3zh5c at news.mindspring.com>...
> I'm currently teaching a high-school introduction to programming course.
> I'm currently teaching in Java, but am seriously considering changing to
> Python. The problem is that I cannot seem to find any good textbooks, much
> less ones for students with no prior programming experience. This is the
> one area in which Java excels. I'm using an awesome programming
> environment called "BlueJ", and there are lots of textbooks for students at
> all levels.
> However, Java is not a great language for beginners. Python, on the other
> hand, is ideal. If I can find a textbook that is even ok, I may consider
> changing, since the language is so much better for students at this level.
> Doesn anyone know of a book like this? Ideally, it would have examples and
> excercises, and perhaps even a web-site with other instructor and student
> steven at twitch.net
I recommend "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist", which is perfect
for high school (see http://www.ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCSpy/)
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