Teaching Kids to Write Code


This past Monday I had the privlage to help teach kids how to program. The Iron Yard hosts a Scratch programming class for kids, Myself and one of my classmate's (Sara K.) volenuteered to help out as TA's for the class.

Sara helping out in Scratch class.
Above: You can see Sara helping 2 students learn how to program.

Me helping out in Scratch Class
Above: There I am showing a student how to program using Scratch.

You can learn more about Scratch by visiting their website. Teaching Kids to program is awesome, I had a blast and learned a few things myself. I wish something like this existed when I was these little guys age. The age range of our students was 8-13 years old. One kid in the class got bored with scrach, and started working on a program that he's writing in Java. He's 13 years old, and has been teaching himself Java! How awesome is that!! When I was 13 I was teaching myself HTML (I was tempted to give him my Backbone homework to do) lol I'll be helping out with this class every Monday night. The class lasts for six weeks, and I am super pumped about it.

Well I gota wrap this post up and get back to my assignment.

Until Next Time...

Jay Wilson Jr.

Did you know: Jay is a Emergency Medical Technician & Front-End Developer. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and learning new stuff. He likes to make people laugh and is a all around cool guy.

Bedford, Va.