Category Archives: Programming for Kids

Fueling Creative Effort

This is something I wrote around 2009. It’s a realization that I’ve kept reflecting on from time to time these past few years, and has influenced the way I encourage my kids in some positive activity. It’s a bit rambling … Continue reading

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How to Teach Data Types

I received this email from Terry Palmer, an instructor of CIS at Mayville State University.  As a software development professional, the preparation of new graduates in this field for real world work provided by mainstream universities has often been very … Continue reading

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Microsoft Small Basic Fun

After listening to .NET Rocks Episode 562, “Teaching Kids Programming,” I downloaded Small Basic again to play around a bit. I uploaded a little triangle fractal program that’s available here: http://smallbasic.com/program/?ZTR830 Here are a couple notables: The web-based view scales … Continue reading

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