[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 31-Mar-2003 20:07
GC> Wow, I don't think I could home school. I just don't have
GC> the patience or time.
My wife does most of the "daily regimen" stuff, and I just chime in
with wacky ideas throughout the day. Life is an education, you just
have to pay attention. Right Terry? :)
GC> I think we want to do more immediately awesome stuff like
GC> sending email from command lines, reading web pages,
GC> screen scraping, etc.
GC> I don't think we should shield them from raw Rebol at the
GC> start .. we don't with English do we?
I'm not sure what will be best, but I think that starting with a
limited dialect, that is tailored for solving the problems we start
them out on, is still priming them for the full power of REBOL. James,
my son, is having fun just playing around with stuff - printing in the
console and making layouts with View. Tonight he said he wants to
learn enough to make a schedule for himself. With a clock and task
The computer our kids get to use is pretty old (P133, 32M RAM), and
doesn't have net access (though that could be made to happen).
I need to look at some old Logo stuff to get ideas. I liked the turtle
approach because it makes it easy to see when things go wrong and
gives you a model to work with for how to figure them out and fix them.