[Edu-sig] Python for High School Students
garret_mcgraw at yahoo.com
Wed May 5 22:59:38 EDT 2004
I don't know a whole lot about what kinds of curriculums there are for
high school classes but some things I have discovered in my 2 years of
programming with Python are these. As great as Python already is, it has
great pontental for becoming greater as differences between modern
platforms widen because it as totally portable between platforms. It is
available for almost any operating system and is 100% compatable between
all of them.
It is great for the younger generations because it is used for almost
anything from homework (specificly math) to many large industry-level
projects and buisnesses such as Google and I think Yahoo! also. I know
this comparison is a little out-of-place but I think with intrests of
preparing young minds for the real world, its very appropriate to use,
because python, due to its extreme ease in which it can be learned and
its enjoyable programming qualities known to many of us is the perfect
tool for any computer minded teen-ager.
I could go on all day about python but I think I'll just end here by
giving a list of reasons why I believe you should seriously consider
using Python in the classroom.
1. It is fun and quick to write code using.
2. It is actually very easy and fast to learn.
3. It is (as earlier mentioned) used in the real world for a variety of
4. It is very well documented and if you have questions, there is
always somebody out there who had that question at one time and can
answer yours by means of newsgroup or other internet forum.
5. It is 100% portable between systems.
6. It has the coolest mascot. (The snake of course)
7. I am a high school sophomore myself and I use it for just about
everything from school assignments to website CGIs.
I hope this helps,
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