jimbeetle - 11:07 pm on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
I learned on BASIC and LOGO
Back in the early- to mid-80s when PCs were "all the rage" the math text book publisher I was working on a project for decided that each chaper in each grade had to have a computer programming lesson. Because you know, of course, if kids didn't know how to program they wouldn't be able to use a PC.
So that turned out to be one of my extra jobs. Decided to us LOGO for the early grades (K thru 4 maybe), and BASIC for the rest.
LOGO [en.wikipedia.org] was neat. It was based on or incorporated Turtle Graphics [en.wikipedia.org] and was very visual; there were a lot of exciting little projects for kids. And it looks like there are still quite a few flavors being used today.