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[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol

From: gchiu:compkarori at: 1-Apr-2003 18:21

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 23:07:37 -0500 4Sight <[Mike--withforesight--com]> wrote:
>My son is 9 and has shown an interest in learning >something about >programming. > >We spent some time playing around with REBOL but quickly >came to the >conclusion it would take a great deal of work to get him > to the point where >he could actually do "fun' things.
I wonder where the stumbling block occurred.
>Stagecraft has a great tutorial and kids are "up and >running" in minutes... >really remarkable. Notice the end sentence: "Children >learn by building >things." Perhaps this rule also applies to adults >(especially those wanting >to learn REBOL).
I looked at this, and it is cute .. and beyond my View skills, but in the end, I want my daughter to know a programming language specifically Rebol, and I don't see this as helping much.
>Make something so that REBOL becomes the language of >choice for teaching >programming in high school... (where have I seen that >strategy before...)
Yep ...and I agree that the visual side is the way to go. Perhaps start with a basic VID screen, and add buttons, actions etc to achieve this aim. I learnt Rebol from the necessity of having to do certain tasks, and I think it's a good way though not the comp sci way of learning things. -- Graham Chiu