[Edu-sig] "Computer Science For Kids" Book Announcement

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 00:11:15 CET 2010

Not bad. There are things we can improve. For example, a variable is
less like a nickname referring to one thing than a pronoun that can
refer to different things each time it is used. I do not have time
today for a complete review, but I would like to do it sometime soon,
in part because I have a different approach to teaching nine-year-olds
Computer Science, and because I am promoting the idea of replacing
printed textbooks with computers (costing less) and free electronic
learning materials. We don't have a good name for them, because they
are based on software such as Turtle Art or Smalltalk, and are clearly
neither texts nor books.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 00:28, Andre Lessa <andre at lessaworld.com> wrote:
> Hey Python Community,
> I just self published this brand new book and I'm making its PDF
> available for (free) download on my web site.
> My goal is to explain some very basic fundamentals of computer science
> to kids who are starting to learn about computers at school and/or at
> home. For the tiny hints of programming, I referenced Python. If you
> (or a kid you know) ends up having access to this book, please send
> your feedback (suggestions/corrections) directly to me so I can start
> thinking about the next edition and how I can make it even cooler for
> kids.
> Thanks!
> Andre Lessa
> You can download the entire book here (no registration required).
> "Computer Science For Kids"
> http://www.LessaWorld.com/kids/
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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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