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[REBOL] Re: Teaching Rebol => was:{Re: Re: Parsing comment}

From: carl:cybercraft at: 27-Sep-2002 10:38

On 27-Sep-02, Tim Johnson wrote:
> * Jason Cunliffe <[jason--cunliffe--verizon--net]> [020926 03:59]: >> I'd like to hear more about your Rebol teaching experiences... >> What age? > Eighth grade through senior.
Those are ages? (; (We used to have primers, standards and forms here in NZ, but now the kids talk of being in "Room 6" and so on when you ask the class they're in. Totally meaningless:)
>> What probelms do they have? > Did I say that this is an online class? Anyway, that's > really the main obstacle, how to proctor a motivate > without physical presense.
Is it just Core they use, or View too? Eye-candy could help, as does having a personal reason to use the language. In an interview I found by following one of Jason's links a student mentioned having used Python to put up a website. Building a plain, vanilla website is nothing to kids these days, but building a dynamic one might be another matter, and Core's all you need for it. Maybe that's where a REBOL class should start? It'd give quick and visual feedback and an obvious use for what they're doing, compared to just outputting text to the console or a file or whatever. Though you have the problem of having to teach HTML as well... -- Carl Read