Teaching Python to the young and impressionable¶
by Georgina Wilcox and Katie Bell
Missed most of this talk. :(
National Computer Science School: http://ncss.edu.au
Laptops issued to students are so locked down the students can’t install programming languages
- They use silverlight
Sometimes the level of knowledge from some of the students can be both intimidating and discouraging.
Teaching CS in Australia¶
- Not enough people are teaching programming in high school
- We’re doing a good job of supporting students who already know how to program
- The students who start out with nothing, have a (very) hard time catching up.