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  • How do you explain ChatGPT to your kids
    2 projects | | 4 Apr 2023
    My daughter(12) started using ChatGPT recently for homework stuff, but she also asked it some personal things about a friendship situation with her best friend, which made me think about how dangerous it is to take a friendship advice from a llm.

    I thought its important to explain what it is and how it works, so I made our lesson yesterday be about ChatGPT (we spend every day doing a bit of coding and I log it in this repository):

    Today before school I asked her to reflect on what ChatGPT is, and she had a pretty good mental model from yesterday's lesson, so at least she doesnt think it has empathy or is telling the 'truth'.

    I managed to change 'ChatGPT is giving an answer to a question' to 'its just guessing the next word, but it understands deeply how words are connected'.

    We did a lot of exercises where I asked her to think what would the next word be given a sequences of words just by thinking about their probabilities, like: 'Your name is ChatGPT. What is your' and the next word is going to be probably 'name' and then '?' and then 'My'

    How do you explain it to your kids? Do you worry about them using it?

    Since OpenAI makes it super easy to login with gmail (and her gmail is a kid account), I didn't even know she had a user there until she told me, but I think most kids in her class use it without their parents knowing.

    2 projects | | 4 Apr 2023
  • My 9yo kid wants to learn how to code to make games, but I have no idea where to start
    6 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 5 Mar 2023
    you can also just go for python with pygame zero (this is the approach i took with my daughter when she was 9, i logged the progress here: )
  • 14 year old wants to learn coding
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 16 Feb 2023
    i am teaching my daughter since she was 10 and i am logging each day in a book so far she is making great progress, you might get some ideas from it
  • Help with 12 year old girl who would like to learn coding.
    5 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 29 Nov 2022
    i am teaching my daughter, she is 11 now, and i log most of lessons
  • The UNIX Pipe Card Game
    2 projects | /r/boardgames | 18 Oct 2022
    PS: I am the author
    2 projects | /r/boardgames | 18 Oct 2022
    The author intentionally removed the "non commercial" and "no derivatives" clauses from the license a couple of days ago.
  • The Unix Pipe Card Game – teach kids basic Unix commands
    4 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    I just uploaded those to show you how it looks, but again, its just to test the software and the screens size:

    4 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    I really enjoy finding new ways to introduce her into how computers think, in the same time, I have to constantly level up my game, as I am competing with tiktok, instagram, youtube, netflix.. etc. So I have to come up with new incentives, and more and more interesting projects, e.g. I printed a tshirt with some of her code, or made a huge poster with one of the turtle images she made (, or sometimes its pure bribery, like buying robux.

    When I was her age, I spent hours just reading random man pages, pretty much because cartoon network was showing the same episode of dexter's laboratory for the 25th time.

    The kids her age are growing in a strange era, programs will control their life, wether they want it or not, so it will be great if they can debug :)

    4 projects | | 16 Oct 2022
    Sorry, I copied ND and NC by mistake, I just pushed to move to CC-BY-4.0 (removing NC and NC)
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