How to Teach Coding

dunbarx at aol.com dunbarx at aol.com
Tue Jun 30 13:26:44 EDT 2015


Richmond.


A nice thing you are doing.


I take a slightly different approach. I put a few controls on the screen, and then move the mouse around, asking what sort of things (events) might be occurring. Nobody gets what I mean at first, until I explain that I am sending messages to the machine when, say, I simply move the cursor (mouseMove).


Most will see that something happens when I click the mouse, and if I say that the machine "knows" where a button is, it also knows when the cursor crosses that threshold (mouseEnter). From there I get several responses, like when the mouse leaves. Nobody ever gets "mouseStillDown">


Anyway, from there I can start to show how if I send a message, I can trap a message, and the rest is easy.


Well, not necessarily easy...


Craig Newman 



-----Original Message-----
From: Jana Doughty <jana.doughty at livecode.com>
To: use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 11:15 am
Subject: How to Teach Coding


Hi LiveCode Community,

Hope you're well and having a good week so far. We
have a great blog post
from our very own Richmond Mathewson on the blog today.
He tells us about
how he's teaching kids to code this
summer:

http://livecode.com/how-to-teach-coding/

Check it out and tell
Richmond how great he is!

Thanks!

Jana
Doughty


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