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How to interest my 8 yo child about programming? [closed]

I tried to make him interested, but he got bored very quickly and got back to his iPad games. I want to try again. Any idea how to approach this?
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Software and/(x)or Hardware Projects for Pre-School Kids [closed]

I offered to participate at my kid's pre-school for various activities (yes, I'm crazy like that), and one of them is to help them discover extra-curricular (big word for a pre-school, but by lack of ...
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Web Crawler for Learning Topics on Wikipedia [closed]

When I want to learn a vast topic on Wikipedia, I don't know where to start. For instance say I want to learn about Binary Stars, I then have to know other things linked on that pages and linked pages ...
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Teaching Programming to Kids [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At what age could I reasonably teach my children about programming? The Question I've been thinking about starting a children's (aged 10-11+) group about programming, ...
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Introduce the work of a software developer to school children using a social network [closed]

I often represent my software development company at conferences and other events. However this time I got assigned to introduce school children (12-18) years to the job of a software developer. Now ...
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Recommendations for teaching kids math concepts & skills for programming? [closed]

I've got two very bright kids who are showing interest in learning programming. Of course their primary goal is to develop video games. They have decided they want to be game developers when they ...
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How can I help a 9-year-old learn to develop an application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good tools for introducing kids to programming? My 9 year old is obsessed with developing an app, and I have no idea how to help him with this. Where/how ...
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How would you approach teaching web development to teenagers?

I have been tasked to build an 8 hour program of work to teach teenagers (12-15) the basics of web development. I am at a loss at where to start on such a huge subject. I'm not even sure what the ...
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Is it ethical to teach teens about software viruses?

I volunteered to instruct an after school computer club at my son's middle school. There has been a lot of interest in computer viruses. I was thinking about showing them how to create a simple batch ...
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12 year old son interested in Android programming [closed]

So, my 12 year old son is interested in programming for Android. He's never done a real program before, but he did play briefly with Alice. I'm trying to figure out what the best way to introduce him ...
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What programming languages have you taught your children? [closed]

I'm a C# developer by trade but have had exposure to many languages (including Java, C++, and multiple scripting languages) over the course of my education and career. Since I code in the MS world ...
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Explaining programming to a child [closed]

How could I try to explain programming to a child, about 6 to 8 years old?