Computer Projects

Advanced Math for Kids

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This video has got to be the best explanation for infinite series I’ve ever seen. Like most math, the idea of an infinite series is very simple and visual but teachers have a hard time explaining it because students get lost in the numbers.

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Programming for Kids – Part 2

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The time it took my son to understand echoing text to the screen and concatenating strings (chunks of text), was about a quarter as long as it took me to blog about it. That means this blog series might go on for a while and he’ll be coding on his own long before I get done. Let’s hope anyways. Next topic: iterative loops.

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Teaching Kids to Program

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I am a total nerd.

If you haven’t gleaned that already from other posts on this blog then know it now. I play D&D, I play Minecraft, and I program computers for a living. They are all equally awesome, though the programming bit pays the bills so that’s a bit more awesome.

Even more awesome than that, though, is showing my youngest son how to do it. He looks forward every day to learning some more, partly because he finds it interesting, I think, but also because while I’m teaching him, we are building a databased character sheet for the Warriors RPG.

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Time Lapse Videos

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An easy and fun project for kids (and adults) is making a stop motion video.

This used to be a ridiculously difficult task involving lots of specialized equipment and days of dedicated time. Nowadays, all it takes is an iPod.

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