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Re: K-8 Curriculum

Jeff Knox wrote:
>         The purpose of At Ease is not to provide a simple interface for kids.
> The purpose of At Ease is purely paranoia about security. It is a
> restricted shell, limited the students education, by not allowing him to
> fully understand the system. So basically, its just a restricted shell
> with security in mind.

Does this make it completely inappropriate for all students, though? 
I'm thinking kindergarten through, oh, third or fourth grade.  A UI that
could be gradually loosened to allow greater access to the computer and
OS as students mastered various concepts might be very useful, and seems
in line with what Micah talked about for the launchpad.

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