[Its.an.education.project] Further training
walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu May 8 14:40:03 CEST 2008
+1. Computation is an important "thing to think with", whether or not
one aspires to be a computer scientist. There are many powerful ideas
that are readily accessible through computation, not the least of
which is the concept of debugging. I feel strongly that we should try
to reach every child with these tools. Those who want to go further
will, because we'll have provided them scaffolding.
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 3:55 AM, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at vpri.org> wrote:
> At Wed, 7 May 2008 19:47:44 -0400,
> C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> > i spent some time a while ago porting all the 'intro to basic'
> > programs from my old c64 manual to pippy. you can find the result on
> > dev.laptop.org/git - look for pippy-examples. (sorry, i'm on my cell
> > phone and can't easily get the exact url).
> > i talk with juliano at fisl this year about assembling a 'learn
> > python' course using pippy for brazil; i'm hoping we'll get time to
> > work on it when he visits this month.
> Thanks. The 80% doesn't have to learn programming for programming's
> sake, but still I dream that they learn it for a way to express ideas
> that are suitable to be expressed in some form and used more "daily
> A kids' version of "A multimedia approach"
> might be useful.
> -- Yoshiki
> It seems that I'm going to go there, too.
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