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This page will contain links and thoughts on teaching programming I have found on the Web and in my research.

Jim

Monday, May 17, 2010, 08:40

Teaching the Nintendo Generation to Program

Article in the "Communications of the ACM" in April 2002. Mark Guzdial and Elliot Soloway discuss ideas of how to teach the multimedia generation of children how to program.

http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/guzdial/uploads/17/CACM_Nintendo_Generation.pdf

Monday, May 17, 2010, 08:30

Why Johnny can't code

Essay from best-selling author David Brin, looking at the experience he had teaching his son creative thinking and technology skills. This work is cited by Ian Larsen, the original creator of the BASIC-256 language, as one of the reasons he started his project. After reading it it also inspired me.

http://www.salon.com/technology/feature/2006/09/14/basic

Monday, May 17, 2010, 07:50

Teach Yourself to Program in Ten Years

I tell all of my students that to become a good programmer you need to do it on a regular basis. This essay by Peter Norvig discusses that mastery only happens after countless hours of exploration and fun.

http://norvig.com/21-days.html

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