Python

One of the highest voted “best first language to learn” is Python ….

Do the 21 lessons at codeacadamy – http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/python

Or … here are some other tutorial sites.  They all look good so choose one that suits you:
http://code.google.com/edu/languages/google-python-class/
(This google one has a whole series of videos that goes with it.)

http://jwork.org/learn/doc/doku.php?id=python:start
http://www.sthurlow.com/python/
http://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/index.htm
http://www.learnpython.org/

 

 

Notes:

Sample Games:

http://www.codeskulptor.org/demos.html#tabs-Hall-of-Fame

 

Online Python Distributions:

http://www.codeskulptor.org/ (can’t use turtle)

http://www.skulpt.org/#      OR      http://introsteps.com/skulpt.html

 

For Turtle graphics use:

import turtle
t = turtle.Turtle()
t.reset()