18291048 story Why Teach Programming With BASIC? 709 Posted by timothy on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @08:06PM from the because-of-the-great-name dept. chromatic writes "To answer the perennial question 'How can we teach kids how to program?', we created a web-based programming environment. As we began to write lessons and examples, we surprised ourselves. Modern languages may be powerful and useful for writing real programs, but BASIC and Logo are great languages for demonstrating the joy of programming."