Category: Kids

Teaching Your Kids to Program 0

Teaching Your Kids to Program

Why is that when you have great plans to do something, events overtake you?  I was determined to teach my kids to code this summer.  That has not happened.  They’ve played a lot of...

When Should I Start Teaching My Kids Programming? 0

When Should I Start Teaching My Kids Programming?

I was eight years old, sitting in my father’s office.  He had been a coder since before I was born, and that day he had determined that he was going to teach me how...

How’s Your Typing Speed? 0

How’s Your Typing Speed?

One of the things that I really want to get the kids to work on is there computer skills.  As a homeschooling parent, I have to make sure that my kids get all of...

Teaching Programming with Small Basic 1

Teaching Programming with Small Basic

When I was 8, my dad tried to teach me what he did.  He was a “Computer Programmer” and did a lot of work in BASIC. Needless to say, I didn’t grasp a lot,...

Is Technology Bad for Kids? 0

Is Technology Bad for Kids?

An experiment in a classroom of Chicago sixth graders raises an interesting question–should kids really be consuming so much technology? Inspired by a language arts unit on the “human condition,” one of the students,...