On Wednesday 24 October 2001 02:15 pm, Christopher Sawtell wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Oct 2001 04:38, Jimmy Thrasher wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm considering teaching a young person (13-year-old) how to program
> > using Ruby.  Has anybody tried to do this?  Are there any resources?  I
> > remember when Python was new there were people discussing how they were
> > teaching their children how to program, so if any of you have done that,
> > it would be a great resource to me.
>
> Although it's not Ruby, my son - then 11 - and I have had some success
> playing around with Squeak Smalltalk. The interactivity offered by the
> e-toys at http://www.squeakland.org/ is a great way to start off getting
> across OO principles. Needs a fairly modern computer.

And then there's ToonTalk (www.toontalk.com) which looks like a very 
interesting system for the 5-yrs old and up (it can be challenging for an 
adult as well)...

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Ned Konz
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