Scratch. Looks great. And a seven year old can do it? Wow.
Article about Microsoft dude? IMO Microsoft is the reason we don't turn out tech savvy kids. There was a big difference between my students who used DOS/modems/bulletin boards in the early 90s and ten years later when they were the Windows generation. Windows successfully dumbed them down. Introducing students to Linux brought many of them back to life. Smart phones and tablets are fun, but require even less technical prowess.
Thanks for telling me about Scratch!
On 11.10.2012 01:02pm, Dirk Schouten wrote:
Hello, I strongly adivse -no, I oblige- every primary school teacher on this group to use Philip, 7 years old, telling about his work with Scratch: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1785 Reason: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9231800/Microsoft_calls_for_5B_investment_in_U.S._educationMicrosoft calls for $5B investment in U.S. education If this doesn't trigger you :-) Kind regards, Dirk Joel Kahn wrote:If anyone is still interested in pursuing the topic of computer programming as a tool for helping with dyslexia and other issues, I'd recommend starting with Scratch. If there's anyone reading this who is not familiar with it, here's the site: http://scratch.mit.edu/ Scratch has a user-friendly environment along with a huge diverse base of users and contributed programs. In addition, there have been a number of discussions related to disabilities in the Scratch forums. Joel ### To unsubscribe from the schoolforge-discuss mailing list: Send an e-mail message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with no subject and a body of "unsubscribe schoolforge-discuss"### To unsubscribe from the schoolforge-discuss mailing list: Send an e-mail message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with no subject and a body of "unsubscribe schoolforge-discuss"