[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
>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
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.