[Pythonmac-SIG] My stab at a new page
janssen at parc.com
Fri Feb 10 04:32:55 CET 2006
> Case in point. The other day I volunteered some time at the local
> elementary school and the computer teacher was looking for something to
> give to some more advanced 10 to 12 year olds. I told him that his
> Mac's all have python installed and it comes with a turtle graphics
> module. "Turtle?", he says. "Does it work like the old Logo system?"
> After ten minutes of showing him how to get started and answering
> things like "What's this terminal window thing" he's off and running
> and very excited. It cost him very little time, no money out of his
> budget, no software to install on 30 machines, and suddenly he has a
> whole new tool to play with and expose his kids to some simple
> programming concepts. Now he's off learning python. That's how it
> should work for a newbie.
Wow! Great success story, Karl.
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