[K12OSN] What programming languages are people teaching in K12LTSP environment

Dan Young dan_young at mesd.k12.or.us
Thu May 11 18:31:48 UTC 2006

Petre Scheie wrote:
> I suggested that they look at buying/building a beefy LTSP server and
> use the existing machines as clients.  One of their hesitations has to
> do with programming: they teach a class on Flash, which I expect would
> be impossible to do on Linux.  They also teach Java which would not be a
> problem on Linux.  My question is what programming classes are people
> giving using their LTSP environments?  While I question the value of
> teaching Flash programming at the high school level, I think an argument
> can be made for it in the sense that people & businesses do like to use
> the things it provides.

I'd argue that beyond it's usefulness as a teaching tool, the language
doesn't matter. Focus on pedagogy, not market-share.


Dan Young <dan_young at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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