Looking for some fun and challenging activities for your gifted students to do once school’s out? Why not challenge them with computer programming? The following sites offer advice for working with kids interested in computer programming:
- Scratch: This online design studio hosted by MIT allows kids to create their own stories, games, art, and music. Kids can post their creations on the site.
- Programming for Children, Minus Cryptic Syntax: This New York Times article discusses one parent’s journey teaching computer programming to his kids.
- Teaching Your Kids How to Write Computer Programs: This article shares tips the author discovered in working with his own children who were learning computer programming skills.
- 10 Ways to Teach Young Kids to Write Computer Programs: This article provides tons of links to resources for helping kids write computer programs.
Have fun teaching your gifted kids this fun new skill!