[Edu-sig] From Kirby's corner...
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 09:03:46 CET 2006
> Digital, actually is cold. And children are too sensitive not to perceive it as cold.
Yes, but they love cartoons.
> Anything we can actually pet around?
I'm all for that too. Not either/or.
> I'd feel better about it if I knew what problem, exactly, we were solving.
We're trying to recruit more girls by taking the edge off of
technology some (more dolls, fewer bayonets). A kinder gentler CS?
Doesn't mean we stop with the war games. Quakers play Quake. But
it's metaphoric violence.
> Or are we just riding tsunamis.
Kids grow up watching a lot of TV, has a big impact. But pedagogy is
still very pre-TV in a lot of ways, passed down through traditions
that've been going since Rome and before.
So how to break out of the pre-TV mode and embrace the fatter pipe
bandwidths that computers and such now provide? I think by making TV,
not just watching it, and that also means "scripting" with languages
such as Python.
I'm into multi-track audio also.
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