Teaching Students Computers... (Semi-OT)

From: Uncle Roger <sinasohn_at_ricochet.net>
Date: Wed May 13 20:21:08 1998

At 11:59 PM 5/12/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Apple and 8bitters of it's ilks that is found in K-12 has it's places
>because these are what excels at teaching kids materials but in high
>school level, we need to convert guys over to real things like
>windows and 486 boxens, unix and like using word processing and
>speadsheets, such yak yak..of most types not including 100% dumb M$


Word Processing and Spreadsheets, even 'net access can be taught just fine
on 8-bit machines, or DOS-based PC's. The younger kids are the ones who
can profit most from the non-textual interfaces that the newer machines can

To over-simplify: Older kids can read; they can learn to type commands.
Younger kids can't read; they need pictures (icons).

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