• Status of Teaching

    I’d like to update you on the status of my teaching computer programming to kids.

  • New Classes at Core Academy

    I have begun teaching programming to students at Core Academy on Fridays. It’s a small school, and the kids are eager to learn. We’ll be doing:

  • Dave B’s Student Information System

    I’ve been using meetup.com to publicize and enroll students into my classes since early 2014, but it’s not an ideal system for my needs. So, being a programmer, and having had considerable experience with student information systems as a volunteer with the Lafayette School District and as a contractor with School Loop, I have written my own, Dave B’s Student Information System.

  • Moderately Advanced Projects (Mostly Python) Class Review

    This week I taught a class called Moderately Advanced Projects (Mostly Python), for four of my students, who are going into grades 7–10. This group doesn’t appear on my Meetup.com calendar because it was privately formed by the parents and me.

  • Python Web App Making Maps Around Schools

    One of my new example programs for teaching how to make a web application in Python allows the user to select a school from a list, and then shows a Google Map of the area around the school. It’s for my more advanced students, but other students, especially those who know some HTML and CSS, might want to look it over and see if they find it interesting. Perhaps this will motivate new programmers to learn Python, and experienced Python programmers to learn how to make Web apps.

  • Project-Focused Python Classes

    This week I taught a class called Moderately Advanced Python Projects, for five of my best students, who are going into grades 8–10. I’m considering offering a class, Simple to Intermediate Python Projects, for my younger and/or less experienced students.