How to teach (and learn) Programming
[url=http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=teach+programming+beginner]StackOverflow[/url] has a lot of interesting material on teaching programming (and computing in general). Among the links is the following video. Don’t watch it if you’re not interested. 😉
Nat Torkington lives in New Zealand and has spent the last couple of years volunteering as a sysadmin, computer club organizer, and teacher at his local primary school. He shares his experiences of teaching programming to 8-12 year olds in his blog (and also on O’Reilly Radar) as well as in this inspirational talk from OSCON 2008. His conclusion, a call to arms for geeks everywhere to help.