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
    • The also use a JavaScript version of Python
  • 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.