[K12OSN] Advocacy in Curriculum

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at mac.com
Wed Dec 20 14:34:24 UTC 2006

I'm getting a thin terminal lab after break and am interested in  
developing a curriculum that would exist in parallel with the  
programming classes I teach so that students learn a little bit more  
about Linux each year in my class. Ideally, by the third year, they'd  
be able to take and pass the Linux+ exam that CompTIA offers (because  
our state vocational ed department is just gaga over industry  

I'll let you know what I come with, assuming I actually manage to  
come up with anything, but would be very interested to see anything  
other people have developed.


P.S. I think you can teach command line stuff as soon as they can  
type fast enough that it's not frustrating. The key, though, is  
motivation. They're not going to want to use the command line to do  
something they can do easier with the GUI. Finding tasks that are  
easier with a few typed commands would be key to making it  
interesting for students.

On Dec 20, 2006, at 1:03 AM, Robert Arkiletian wrote:

> On 12/19/06, Kari Matthews <karisue at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wow.
>> At what age/grade should we start them on command line, in your  
>> (anyone's)
>> opinion?
> My intro Python/Linux course is offered to students starting in  
> grade 10 and up.

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