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Re: [school-discuss] first programming language
On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 11:15:49PM +1000, Richard Andrews wrote:
> Note: I'm not a teacher - I'm a software engineer.
Once upon a time I had it in my mind to make a book on programming
for kids in the 8-12 yo range, similar to "Atari BASIC: A Self Teaching Guide"
that I had as a kid. (It covered the basics (no pun) and had an unoffensive
cartoon character guide you along the way.)
I asked Schoolforge and other lists what they thought would be a good
language, and all but about 3 people said Python. Someone said Squeak.
I forget what the other suggestion was, at this point.
And yes, I'd love to write that book. But (1) don't know Python, (2) don't
have time. :(