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  • Blog Post: Teaching Kids Programming–Jan-April 2011 UPDATE

    What have we been up to this year?  Take a look at the slide deck below. This also includes ‘stuff we need’ and future directions.  I welcome your comments Teaching Kids Programming Jan-April 2011 Update View more presentations from Lynn Langit
  • Blog Post: TKP at Desert Code Camp

       AND This weekend we took 8 Local Developer volunteers (most pictured below) from So Cal to Desert Code Camp in Phoenix, Az. We taught 7 hours of hands–on content designed to introduce children (ages 5-17) to programming. This is the TKP’s most extensive effort to date at a CodeCamp. ...
  • Blog Post: A Teacher talks about Teaching Kids Programming

    Enjoy this short video of Orange County, CA teacher Lisa Martin talking about her class of high school students at a recent TKP event.
  • Blog Post: Teaching Kids Programming–Video Training for Teachers

    We’ve been making short videos on how to teach the parts of each recipe.  Not all recipes are complete, but we are working on it… Each recipe consists of the following parts and key components (for teachers): *) Setup – teachers should pair students w/5 minute rotations and should use Virtual Proctor...
  • Blog Post: Update on Teaching Kids Programming

    We are frequently asked, ‘Just what are you guys doing now?’ about our work Teaching Kids Programming.  Enjoy this short video update! Viewing this content requires Silverlight. You can download Silverlight from .
  • Blog Post: Teaching Teen-Aged Girls T-SQL

    Yes, you read that right.  Here’s what we use (and it works!) – “Query to find ‘hot’ boys”.  We created and ran this class last year (at DigiGirlz) and we wanted to share it with you.  Teach a teen-aged girl to code! All the setup instructions, code and answers are published on CodePlex...
  • Blog Post: Teach a Kid to Code a Holiday Card

    Happy holidays from my little volunteer group at .  To celebrate the season we’ve written a new recipe for you to share with your kids – teach them to code and make a custom holiday card at the same time! Here’s a sample output, but of course you can change anything...
  • Blog Post: Teacher-for-a-Week

    Earlier this month Llewellyn and I taught six 6th grade girls to program.  We were invited to be guest instructors at the Girls’ Middle School Intersession.  While there we taught 3 hours per day for 5 days.  This was a great opportunity for us to try out our recipe library with new programmers...
  • Blog Post: Teaching Programming Resources

    List of Links to Resources Concept Videos Sample Recipe video - note **we are moving all content to ** 1 minute Overview - what is 'Teaching Kids Programming?' 5 minute How to Setup - how to setup SmallBasic and Extensions 5 minute Square Recipe watch us program...
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