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Teaching HTML/CSS/JavaScript with Tone.js to kids who are about 20 yrs old.
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I've been participating in Algorave since I've never written programs (i.e., since I've never operated a computer with English-like languages as its interface), so I've been watching these super high school kids and thinking that the younger generation is more literate than my generation, but I was kind of wrong. Most of the kids can't understand the directory structure or the simple mechanism of what refers to what itself.

And when I try to teach it to them, some of them respond that it's silly to do it by themselves because someone else will do the troublesome things for them. But the level of trouble they are having is understanding how to use variables, making spelling mistakes, using Japanese for variable declarations in JavaScript that don't work, not being able to read errors properly, and so on.

In comparison, there are kids who want to know more about the different types of conditional branching. Some of them, like me, feel uncomfortable if they don't know why something is working, and are not good at DAWs.

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Maybe I should teach Unity or TouchDesigner or something. But I'm not sure my motivation is up to it.
And in this day and age, you can learn how to use those kinds of applications on your own. No matter what the interface is. Those who want to do it will do it on their own.
But... is this idea pretty harsh?

In looking back, I didn't want to be taught how to use applications in university. If you search, you'll find tutorials, and what they teach you in university doesn't go beyond that.

@okachiho all of this sounds super familiar to me with the exception of the japanese characters but it really makes sense to use them if it is their mothertongue.. Challenging times..

@rra yes! really complicated feelings... I also have another problem that it's not enough time to start from that point (starting from teaching how to use pc, organize files, unzip ... ++)

Felt like teaching how to use an application such as Unity or something like that is easier to guide to the programming world. But... I can't still make up my mind for the next year's program.

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