[Tutor] Teaching an 8-year-old programming.

Mark Lybrand mlybrand at gmail.com
Mon May 21 00:28:23 CEST 2012

Have you considered this book:



On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM, boB Stepp <robertvstepp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Devin Jeanpierre
> <jeanpierreda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've heard remarkable things about http://www.programbydesign.org/ ,
>> but it's aimed at students a little older. Its design might help you;
>> although, it also probably depends on motivation / what you want to
>> teach.
>> Anyway, that's the best I can offer. Good luck! It sounds like you're
>> in for a fun time. :)
>> -- Devin
> Thanks for the link. It looks interesting, but I'm not sure it is the
> way to go currently for my son. However, it gives me some ideas for my
> wife's class, which covers 7th through 9th grades in a single
> classroom.
> There seem to be many, ... , many thoughts on how to best teach
> programming to kids!
> I am currently thinking about "Invent Your Own Computer Games with
> Python" by Al Sweigart. His thought is to give kids complete, workable
> code for a real game and let them fool around with it. This might
> work! I did something similar starting out with my son using QBASIC,
> giving him a brief program that played music. He seemed to have quite
> a lot of fun fooling around with different permutations of the
> commands. Later, when I introduced him to some new commands, like
> generating random numbers, he combined a number guessing game with his
> self-composed musical theme.
> Has anyone experience using this book?
> --
> Cheers!
> boB
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