Suggestions for an education programming project
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Mon Nov 17 21:14:31 CET 2008
> On Nov 17, 1:06 pm, Arnaud Delobelle <arno... at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Eric <eric.sh... at gmail.com> writes:
>>> 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).
> Actually, my son is 15, so Scratch might be too simplistic. PyGame
> looks interesting. I'll play around with it tonight.
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.
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