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I've found that most problems that are interesting to non-programmers are way out of reach of a beginning programmer. Instead, maybe find out what she wants to do with her new skills, then teach her pieces along that path. I'd actually suggest taking one of the video courses for learning the programming stuff with her. You could come up with the course material and organize it into a meaningful sequence yourself, but that's a lot of work for one student, and you're limited to the languages and tools that you know.

I've found that writing games has been one of the most motivating things to engage new programming students with. It is amazing how little code is needed to make an interesting game that sparks a student's interest. The simplest was the one-if-statement wumpus "game" we used in our Java class as our first-program intro to teach the students how to use the Java compiler.
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