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Re: [school-discuss] Project suggestions for 10-12 y.o. kids?
Karsten M. Self wrote:
We do a summer camp for kids in this age group see
(http://webvana.mcm.edu/). We find many of them really enjoy multimedia
and web page design.
As someone who's worked largely in tech for the past decade (though some
say I _was_ a kid once myself), I'm now faced with the prospect of
creating an activity for a computer lab (~10 systems) for an equal
number of 10-12 y.o. kids.
Since you want crossplatform I'd suggest planning some work with Open
Office (particularly Impress), the Gimp, and for web page design maybe
Open Office, Mozilla Composer or NVU (http://www.nvu.com/).
For programming you might look at Squeak (http://www.squeak.org/) or
possibly BlueJ for Java. IBM's robocode
(http://robocode.alphaworks.ibm.com/home/home.html) might be a fun intro
to Java programming.
A room full of 10-12 year olds can be quite active :)
Dr. Robert G. Rittenhouse, Chair
Department of Computer Science
McMurry University, Abilene, TX 79697-0968