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Re: [ruby-81] - tips for teen ultra-novice beginners

From: Joel Parker H.
Sent on: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:57 PM
> My 15 y/o son wants to learn Ruby, Rails. He doesn't program at all.
> Great at math/science, though. Visually oriented. Any suggestions on ways for him to start?


Yes, I've taught programming to teens and there are three things that help.

1. If at all possible, get him a computer of his own, ideally a laptop

2. Internet access

3. A subscription to safari.oreilly.com

Then stand back and know that what he wants to learn, he will.

Cheers,
Joel
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