Re: teach some fun little Vb projects
> VB : it wouldn't surprise me if some teachers still think it's current.
Some do. In a very real sense, it's still current, because the scripting environment built into Office is still VB ( or VBA - Visual Basic for Applications) which is the close sibling of VB6 rather than VB.NET (which is almost, but not entirely, unlike VB6).
VBA is probably the most commonly installed programming IDE in the world because it's built into MS Office.