LiveCode in K-6 school environment

Monte Goulding monte at sweattechnologies.com
Thu Sep 23 07:47:52 EDT 2010


> Now this is really very interesting.
> 
> I put some plastic cups on the table and move beans around them and call it a calculator.
> 
> The I set up an interface with buttons as per a standard Electronic calculator;
> 
> and a few fields called "cup1", "cup2", "cup3", and so on on RevMedia.
> 
> Then get one kid to move beans around the cups and tell the kid at the computer things like:
> 
> "put the beans from cup1 and the beans from cup2 into cup3"
> 
> and
> 
> "take the same number of beans as are in cup1 out of cup2 and put them in cup3"
> 
> then the kids start writing code "under" the '+','-','/' and '*' buttons . . .
> 
> most of these kids are in the 7 - 10 range.

That's gold Richmond. I'm going to try it with my 7 year old.

Cheers

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Monte Goulding
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