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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Teaching Kids Programming

Last year I taught 130 fourth and fifth grade students how to make their own computer programs.  I volunteered to teach my son's class how to make a Pong game in Khan Academy using JavaScript.   The kids absolutely loved it!  Soon teachers from my wife's school heard what we were doing and asked if I would teach classes at their school too.     
 
I was so impacted by how excited the kids were to write their own programs, and how passionate I felt about teaching them, that I made this video to show their work to our school's superintendent.  I'm hoping we can offer programming opportunities to all our elementary students. 
 

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