[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] About to teach Python programming
sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Mon Jan 14 18:08:32 EST 2013
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM, <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
> As a beginner, I found creating a Sugar Activity difficult. More difficult
> than creating a program to run from Terminal or Pippy. You might get better
> value using Pygame and writing something that can run from Pippy. The goal
> could be to create more Pippy built in samples.
> If you are going to write an Activity, you could give them a 'hello world'
> template and get them to build on that rather than starting from the
> beginning. Your 'hello world' template could have the basics:a text box for
> text entry/display, a canvas for graphical display and an example of
> keyboard and mouse capture.
Agreed. Having a template to build on for an Activity would make things
> Good luck. Please ask if you need help.
Ditto. When will you start the class? I am also teaching Python to some
kids now, and interested sharing ideas.
> > <gerald.ardito at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hello.
> > > I have been asked by my school district to teach a one semester course
> > > computer programming to some of our high school students. I was already
> > > settled on Python. In my planning, I thought it would be great if the
> > > students built an application for Sugar/XO Laptop. I have, as I think
> > > know, been using them in our school for a few years, I think the
> > > from consumer to producer would be great.
> > >
> > > I am not a Python programmer, although I understand the basic concepts
> > > can muddle my way through. So,here's my question -- what should the
> > > know/be able to do in Python before they are able to write an Activity?
> > Beyond the basics, understanding the concept of classes and
> > inheritance is pretty essential. Some GTK stuff, but that is pretty
> > straightforward.
> > -walter
> > >
> > > I hope this makes sense. And I appreciate your time.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Gerald Ardito
> > >
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