From HTML to Raspberry Pi

My son came back from school this week excited because they had done some coding (that was the word he used). Normally his computer use revolves around Minecraft and YouTube, so this was a big deal to him.

I asked him what language they used. HTML, came the answer. Hmm.

So, is HTML a programming language at all? I think I might have to say no, but at least it’s a great place to start kids. They can see that there’s text determining what the computer does, and when you edit the text you can change what the computer shows on the screen.

It did also give him inspiration to think about his next project: Raspberry Pi here we come. Think I’ll need to dust off my old C skills and see if I can learn Python…

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