Suggestions for an education programming project

r0g aioe.org at technicalbloke.com
Mon Nov 17 21:14:31 CET 2008


Eric wrote:
> On Nov 17, 1:06 pm, Arnaud Delobelle <arno... at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Eric <eric.sh... at gmail.com> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been trying to get my son interested in learning some simple
>>> programming for a while. While I understand that a structured tutorial
>>> is best, I think if we can write something cool at least once, it will
>>> encourage him to learn more.
>> I know it's not based on Python but...
>>
>> Do you know about scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/)? I think it's a
>> fantastic tool for kids to learn to program.  Unfortunately mine is
>> still too young but I am trying to introduce it in my school (I work as
>> a teacher).
>>
>> --
>> Arnaud
> 
> Actually, my son is 15, so Scratch might be too simplistic. PyGame
> looks interesting. I'll play around with it tonight.
> 
> Eric

Yes PyGame is the easiest way to get started on 2D graphics stuff. The
other frameworks like WxWidgets are great for building full gui apps but
have quite a bit more learning curve to scale before you can get stuff
bobbing round the screen.

Roger.



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