[IPython-dev] ipythonblocks & PyCon Talk

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 22:45:20 EST 2013


This is really great, thanks for posting.  I hadn't looked at the
PyCon talks yet - it is great to see one on the Notebook.  It will be
good to meet you there as well.



On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM, Matt <jiffyclub at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> One of the (many) reasons I love the IPython Notebook is its potential for education. One way it can be leveraged is via the rich outputs possible, which allowed me to write the ipythonblocks package. ipythonblocks provides an object that displays itself as a colored HTML table that students can manipulate. See my blog post here: http://j.mp/ZNEBM5.
> The Notebook has other education friendly properties, especially its ability to stand alone as a self-contained environment. No switching between editors, shells, and docs… At PyCon in March I'm going to be giving a talk on teaching with the Notebook (http://j.mp/TNSzda). I'll probably spend a couple minutes of the talk relaying thoughts and anecdotes from other Software Carpentry instructors and I'd like to invite anyone here who uses the Notebook as a teaching tool to send me any particularly compelling stories that illustrate the Notebook's value in the classroom.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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