[Edu-sig] help and suggestions

roberto roberto03 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 16:53:43 CEST 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 8:08 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> But as a teacher, you're under no obligation to be stellar or even
> proficient with every tool.  The constructivist approach encourages
> students to explore into areas beyond the teacher's comfort zone or
> time constraints (life is short -- that's a constraint).
> There's no sense of "threatened authority" when students do lightning
> talks on topics or tools the teacher has not had much opportunity to
> explore.
> Encourage students to explore in pairs or small teams.  Don't forget
> Pygeo as a possible resource.
> Go turtles!  Go fractals!  PIL is cool.  I've used POV-Ray a lot, plan
> to keep doing that (along with VPython of course).  But that's just
> me, YMMV (your mileage may vary).
> Kirby

thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts !


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