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Re: [school-discuss] Re: ISO: Good programming language to teach an 8yr old

Another UCBLogo resource is:



On 20 Mar 2004 at 15:29, Darren Smith wrote:

> Jason Lai wrote:
> > Logo was probably my first scripting "language". School taught it in
> > second grade. It was interesting for about an hour and got boring
> > quickly.
> I always had logo down as a programming language and not a scripting
> language. Anyway, If you got bored after and hour then I supsect you were
> just at the polygin itteration stage. Did you go on to further explore the
> control and musical elements? (I'm thinking mswlogo here)
> -snip-
> > I'd recommend Python over any of the traditional languages like C/C++
> > and Java (or in my case, my first "real" language was Pascal) but it's
> > still somewhat of a leap over simpler languages like HyperTalk or
> > BASIC.
> I'm suprised no one has suggested pascal.
> > Maybe geeks still get a kick out of printing "Hello World" and
> > printing out the fibonacci sequence.
> Hope so :-)
> Darren Smith