[K12OSN] OT: Who is teaching Python?

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at mac.com
Tue Jun 20 21:51:16 UTC 2006

I taught a mini-unit of about 5 weeks of Python after a year of  
Scheme. The kids seemed to enjoy it. I would definitely recommend it  
over C++.


On Jun 20, 2006, at 2:05 PM, 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!
> -- 
> Robert Arkiletian
> Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
> Fl_TeacherTool http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/Fl_TeacherTool/
> C++ GUI tutorial http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/

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