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HorstJENS
March 4th, 2007, 08:44 AM
Sorry if this is the wrong list but i doubt that non-programmers are interested:

At www.showmedo.com is my newest video tutorial series ready to watch: "Python from kids"

The video series consist of 3 very short videos so far, about


Rur-Ple (Python Learning Enviroment)
Easygui usage and customizing (Easygui is a simple GUI for python)
using pydoc and drpython to browse the help text of Easygui


All videos are made by 10-11 year old kids from my class. The videos are very short, have German voice and English subtitles.
The kids and me would be very exited if you could make coments about the videos in the form below the video at www.showmedo.com

Hint: All videos where made with 100%M$ free software (Ubuntu Edgy).

video serie:
http://showmedo.com/videos/series?name=pythonJensFromKidsSeries

wiki englisch:
http://wiki.showmedo.com/index.php/PythonJensFromKidsSeries

wiki german / deutsch:
http://wiki.showmedo.com/index.php/De:PythonJensFromKidsSeries

Question: Are there other/better places like Edubuntu to post this message?

ketilkn
March 4th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Amazing. To what level are you able to teach these kids Python? Is it some sort of special class for smart kids?

HorstJENS
March 5th, 2007, 07:31 AM
@ketilkn: Thanks !
special:
Well, it's a private afternoon class organized by http://www.profikids.at . I got the kids in October last year, and all of the 3 kids had visited computer classes before (i don't know how long). I think Lexi and Leo also visited a class about "programming", but with Flash. They had no prior experience with Python, that' what i know for sure. The staff at profikids could tell you more.
to what Level:
My goal is to teach enough Python -more exactly, to make them read "a byte of python" themselves- so that we can finally begin to code something in pygame. (I want to use the wisdom gained from working with the kids for my pygamebook: http://pygamebook.sf.net )
Sadly i have the kids only one hour per week and not so much can be archived in this time. At least the time fly by very fast when working with the kids :-)

maniacmusician
March 5th, 2007, 07:12 PM
@ketilkn: Thanks !
special:
Well, it's a private afternoon class organized by http://www.profikids.at . I got the kids in October last year, and all of the 3 kids had visited computer classes before (i don't know how long). I think Lexi and Leo also visited a class about "programming", but with Flash. They had no prior experience with Python, that' what i know for sure. The staff at profikids could tell you more.
to what Level:
My goal is to teach enough Python -more exactly, to make them read "a byte of python" themselves- so that we can finally begin to code something in pygame. (I want to use the wisdom gained from working with the kids for my pygamebook: http://pygamebook.sf.net )
Sadly i have the kids only one hour per week and not so much can be archived in this time. At least the time fly by very fast when working with the kids :-)
yes that indeed was pretty amazing. You're doing a pretty good job with those kids! The children over here are usually clueless, because no one wants to teach them useful stuff. Instead, they all sit in class and memorize useless facts.