[Texas] [dfwPython] opinions of the Teach-In approach

Brad Allen bradallen137 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 19:53:29 CEST 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:17 PM, Jeremy Dunck <jdunck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Brad Allen <bradallen137 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ...
>>> skilled Python community members would be generous enough to donate
>>> two hours of their time at PyTexas helping newbies get started.
>> I spent some time yesterday reviewing Carl's Ripley text.
> Wow, thanks. I see that link has been posted on
> http://www.pytexas.org/TeachInTutorials2010
>>  I think as far as syntax goes, it's a solid foundation.  He thinks covering more
>> will lead to fatigue; I haven't taught a 101, so have no I don't have
>> an informed opinion.  I'd like to think Ripley could be covered in an
>> hour, but I think he said it was 2 hours, and it's been a long time
>> since I learned to program.

I hope the other tutor volunteers will take a little time to look at
the Ripley tutorial and try running it.  These kind of interactive
tutorials seem like a good fit for...what we are now calling "peer
instruction" scenarios, right?

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