El dom, 21-04-2013 a las 17:41 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard escribió: > Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2013-04-21 10:51:24) > > Here in Norway, the effort to teach kids to program is gaining > > tracktion, and one of the programs promoted is the scratch system for > > visual programming. The scratch package is available in Debian > > Wheezy, but not installed by default in Debian Edu. Should we install > > it as part of the desktop profile? > > Scratch is aimed at teenagers, I believe. Yes, but for "teenagers" older than 8 years old. > For younger kids you may want > to include EToys (your education-desktop-sugar currently suggests it, > but it works fine outside of Sugar as well). > I've been a long time an Etoys/Squeak advocate, but facts, time and experience have demonstrated that it's not a good application for most teachers/students. Only very constructivist teachers or those with a lot of dedication and love to their work take benefit of its great and powerful tools. For the rest, Scratch is far better, and it allows a nice introduction in programming for young students. I'd include Scratch without any doubt. Regards. José L.
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