How to Choose Courses
There are many friendly environments like Scratch and Tynker for kids learning to program. Those can provide a good preparation for my courses. I focus mostly on kids who are ready to write code in mainstream programming languages, usually those kids in grade three and up who can type, and who are good with math and logical thinking.
Python is a good language to start with because there are very few concepts that have to be learned before writing a simple program, such as this one, which, when run, displays a “Hello, world!” greeting:
“Processing” with Python, Java or Scala
Processing is fun, powerful tool for making 2D and 3D graphics and animation. It provides an excellent platform for learning computer programming while making amazing visuals.
Scala with Kojo
Kojo provides (from the website): A productive, fun, and friendly graphical environment – where computer programming is used to explore and play with Math, Art, Music, Animations, and Games.
The language it uses is Scala, an excellent mainstream language used by some of the best programmers.
These are some formal classes I have taught. For current students, I often pull material from these resources.
- Intro to Real Programming with Python
- Python Introduction
- Intermediate Python
- Python Web Application Introduction
- Python 12-Hour Course
- Python and Django Web App