Hi..Looking for some feedback/ideas/advice on my programming course. I've switched to Perl from VB and so far things look good. (Except for the bit where the guidance counselor and principal ask me why students drop out of the class). I got a couple of replacement students and it looks like the kids are starting to get it.
Were doing some simple games (rock scissors paper), CGI and some cute html tricks to start. I'm thinking about what would be a good project for the second half of the course. Text adventure game, Web game, TK stuff or maybe some object game where I can get the two or three more experienced kids to write some class modules that the other's use.
If anyone has any ideas for some stuff that would be fun but not too difficult for beginners I'd love to hear from you.
Also I'm posting my course at http://ghs.gcsny.org/~hsweet/programming/. A work in progress. Covers basic stuff and has a set of assignments.
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