From the site:
If you’ve ever wanted to learn Python programming, get ready to be blown away.
Today we’re launching the free and open source PyCharm Educational Edition for students and teachers. This easy-to-use yet powerful Python IDE includes special interactive educational functionality to help novice programmers learn the craft and turn professional quicker than ever before! It combines the easy learning curve of interactive coding platforms with the power of a real-world professional tool.
An interesting Kickstarter project:
Beautifully illustrated eBook that teaches Python programming through Metaphors, Quizzes and Game-like Interactive Exercises.
Trinket is an online environment for writing Python programs using a Blockly interface.
A Website but also a book about learning to program games using Pygame.
“This course aims to teach everyone to learn the basics of programming computers. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course”
“The idea of the course is not to be a first Computer Science course – but instead to be a “programming literacy” / “computational thinking” aimed at somewhere between middle of high school and freshman in college or adult learners looking for an “on ramp” for learning about technology”
The course is based on 100% CC-BY materials available from
Free, interactive tutorials to help you discover Python idioms, in your browser!
Very nice set of Web pages that makes use of IPython’s Notebook interface. Basic Python programming for beginners
This demo makes use of Blockly a web-based, graphical programming editor. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required.
An IPython extension that visualizes each executed Python statement in Online Python Tutor running on a local web server. Useful for teaching beginners on the interactive shell.
The author uses Python and NumPy to compute generational steps for the game of life, and uses the JSAnimation package to animate the results