On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 02:22:57PM -0400, Royce Holden wrote:
> One item, What database programs are you using with LTSP, I need to
> clarify. I am talking about the 'curriculum'-side of things here. Do
> you teach 6-8 graders with MySQL, php, etc.? Probably not!
My 8 year-old isn't doing too badly.. 8-) Start the Kids on HTML real
early, and then introduce scripting languages when they are proficient.
Ahem, sorry, that doesn't answer your question..
> Has anyone found a database program that will run on Linux and can be
> taught to 8th graders? Currently, we're working with AppleWorks or
I've looked long and hard at this, and the best I've found so far is
OpenOffice->ODBC->SQL(any) already installed on K12OS 2.0. It works, but
a pain to set up, complicated, and not that useful. MySQL would be
I would suggest you start with MySQL. Kids are *very* good at learning
new languages, and my family excitedly lapped it up. This is very
different from the m/soft approach, and I suspect many educators will be
unable to put down their existing paradigm on this one.. 8-/
This has spurred me into thinking; I'll package-up what I have done locally,
and post the URL for it.
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