Can anyone here recommend some free, online resources for learning beginning computer programming? I’ve been interested in getting my son started on this, and though I’d love to teach him myself, realistically I don’t have time to do more than once-a-week-or-so review. Over a decade ago, when I was a high school computer science teacher, I used to start each year teaching Karel the Robot, the mention of which I expect will elicit fond memories from some of the programmers on here. There’s probably an online tutorial and simulator for Karel, but I haven’t dug around for it, and I know there are several programmers on this forum that would likely have a host of resources to point me to.
I believe there was some discussion of programming on the homeschool forum a year or so ago (I recall some tool with a name like “turtle” and something about beneficent grandparents), but I can’t track down that thread right now.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!