[Sugar-devel] About to teach Python programming

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 21:06:24 EST 2013

On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Dr. Gerald Ardito
<gerald.ardito at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello.
> I have been asked by my school district to teach a one semester course on
> 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 you
> know, been using them in our school for a few years, I think the transition
> from consumer to producer would be great.
> I am not a Python programmer, although I understand the basic concepts and
> can muddle my way through. So,here's my question -- what should the students
> 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


> I hope this makes sense. And I appreciate your time.
> Best,
> Gerald Ardito
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Walter Bender
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