[Edu-sig] CS teacher
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 12:06:23 -0800
At 05:08 PM 02/14/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Kirby - Are you using Python in a classroom situation? How do you handle
>student access to a computer? Here in my county, the schools tend to have
>a computer lab for the CS classes, and a generic lab for math/science.
>The teachers have to sign up for computer lab time. It's great if the
>students have the computer immediately available.
My focus is teachers. I recently used an InFocus projector
(courtesy of the State of Oregon) to screen content directly
from a computer, while circulating copies of my printed materials.
Some of our districts have computers in the math class,
including projectors (Winterhaven in Brooklyn is an example).
> In the school I'm at now, we're talking about how to get other
>departments more involved with programming...Sounds like what you're doing
>with Python. Are you doing it on your own, or are other teachers getting
Other teachers are getting involved. But I have a head start.
It's nothing new to have programming mixed with math content.
Many math text books (e.g. McGraw-Hill) have included BASIC
or Logo -- these were not for CS courses in particular,
although I'm sure they could have been used that way (I don't
know in this case, as I was in McGraw-Hill, not in the
classroom -- although I do have some years of classroom