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

Steve Litt slitt@troubleshooters.com
Wed, 04 Oct 2000 16:08:23 -0400

At 01:08 PM 10/4/00 -0400, Jason Cunliffe wrote:
>Hi Steve
>very happy to pitch in with good ideas but first please can you tell us:
>- What ages?

>- What was shown already? [specifically]
MS Encarta, with various types of lookup, video, etc, MS Office and Windows
ME (but I missed those -- left early to see the presidential debates)

>- How long do you have?
I'd guess between 15 minutes and 1 hour

>- Will it be people gathered around one machine or is there a projector?
Projector. The kids all sit on the floor in front, while the parents sit in
chairs behind them. I'd imagine there are about 70 kids and 100 parents.

>- When is presentation due?
No specific time. I simply made the proposal. 

Thanks Jason


Steve Litt
Webmaster, Troubleshooters.Com

>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
>> Steve Litt
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