on Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 12:04:49PM -0600, Dr. Robert G. Rittenhouse (email@example.com) wrote: > Karsten M. Self wrote: > >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. > > 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. This is something of a first-time "get aquainted" activity, so I'm looking for something that's completable w/in an hour or two. > 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/). I plan on this, but for the first session, I'll stick to what's available. > 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. Good recommendations -- I've seen some neat squeak stuff. > A room full of 10-12 year olds can be quite active :) Likewise a pool of same, which was my prior experience. Looking forward to getting back in the water, so to speak. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Let sleeping dogs lie.
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