Coding for Kids?

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!

One Response to Coding for Kids?

  1. doctordroog says:

    I hope your kid enjoys ChipWits!

    We’ve got a contest going for beta playtesting, with an under-14 division.

    Doug Sharp

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