Coding for Kids?

January 22, 2007

David Brin recently asked : Why Johnny can’t code | Salon Technology
 
Which seems to be a fair question. Rebuttals include points like javascript / html is what kids are playing with these days, python would be great and can run lots of the old BASIC style code with minimal changes and the OLPC project will be including squeak.

I wanted to blog this because it is about time my nine year old started to do something other than play games on the computers …. so I have been looking into : Squeak, Alice or ChipWits – the classic programming game that is being revived in 2007!