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

Dan Young dan_young at mesd.k12.or.us
Thu May 11 19:20:35 UTC 2006

Dan Young wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/28

Oops, forgot to mention a recommendation:

yum install plt-scheme

"DrScheme is an interactive, integrated, graphical programming
environment for the MzScheme programming language, and the MrEd
windowing toolbox."

and take a look at:

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

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