[Edu-sig] Now I went and did it!

Jason Cunliffe jasonic@nomadicsltd.com
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:08:25 -0400

Hi Steve

very happy to pitch in with good ideas but first please can you tell us:

- What ages?
- What was shown already? [specifically]
- How long do you have?
- Will it be people gathered around one machine or is there a projector?
- When is presentation due?

Jason CUNLIFFE = NOMADICS.(Interactive Art and Technology).Design Director

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Litt <slitt@troubleshooters.com>
To: <edu-sig@python.org>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 12:18 PM
Subject: [Edu-sig] Now I went and did it!

> Hi all,
> Not that it matters on this particular mailing list, but I'm a Linux/Open
> Source advocate and a harsh critic of Microsoft. This is just in the way
> explanation.
> So I went to "Technology Night" at our childrens' school, and it turned
> to be nothing but a Microsoft indoctrination for elementary students. So I
> offered to put on an age-appropriate demo of Open Source technology at the
> next technology night.
> So now I need to put on a dog and pony show. It must be so interesting to
> kids that they don't get bored or fidgit. I think that calls for some sort
> of action game. And it must clearly demonstrate that it fills an
> educational need to the parents.
> It seems to me that Python + Idle + some of the ideas I've seen expressed
> on this list would do the trick. Whaddya all think? Kirby -- any ideas?
> I've crossposted this to my LUG, LEAP-CF, because I anticpate that my
> fellow LUGsters and myself will be the people who actually put on this
> Thanks
> Steve
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