[K12OSN] OT: Who is teaching Python?

Chris Bacigalupo baci at harborcityschool.org
Tue Jun 20 20:33:32 UTC 2006

We use c++, Blender and the irrlicht engine to do 3d game programming.
I'm thinking of moving to java (via netbeans linux).

On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 11:05 -0700, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> After reading these links
> http://www.byteofpython.info/
> http://ibiblio.org/obp/thinkCS/python.php
> http://www.cs.sfu.ca/CC/120/ggbaker/references
> I am seriously considering switching from teaching C++ to Python next
> year in my intro course using my k12ltsp lab.
> 1) How many other teachers on this list teach Python? I would love to
> hear your experiences/recommendations for or against.
> 2) One thing I am worried about is if 30 kids are running a python
> script. Will that bring my server (dual Xeon 2.8 / 4G ram) to it's
> knees?
> 3) Anyone have success teaching pygame at the senior high school
> level? Kids love to program games!

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