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[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 31-Mar-2003 20:07

Hi Graham, 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 entries. 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. --Gregg