LC Learning Resource for Kids

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LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:11 pm

Monte started an interesting discussion on the mailing list that seemed a good candidate for furthering here where conversations are less ephemeral:
http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-l ... 21358.html

With learning LiveCode, today we have almost the opposite problem of many years ago, in which rather than having too few learning resources we have a great many of them, and they're currently in many different locations (Dictionary, User Guide, Lessons, etc.). The team is migrating most of those so they'll eventually be accessible from a single location, but it still leaves us with one issue: those resources are designed for adult learners.

What would be needed to craft an on-boarding experience for younger minds?
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Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by maxs » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:52 pm

Hi, Richard

I'm thinking an easy to use, kid friendly area might be best. Perhaps a "Livecode for Kids" page on Facebook. I could get it up and running this week.

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Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:32 pm

maxs wrote:Perhaps a "Livecode for Kids" page on Facebook. I could get it up and running this week.
Definitely a great start. "Make it so, Number One."
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Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:22 pm

On the mailing list Alejandro Tejada post this link to a great set of resources:
Livecode lessons by Cyril Pruszko for his classes in Eleanor Roosevelt High School:
https://sites.google.com/a/pgcps.org/livecode/
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Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by maxs » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:37 pm

Check out "Livecode for Students" on Facebook. All Livecode users, please leave a short message on this facebook page to help get the ball rolling.

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Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:06 pm

One thing that has come up in conversations about learning LiveCode is that value of templates and other pre-scripted objects.

What sorts of templates/components might be especially useful for students?
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Re: LC Learning Resource for Kids

Post by maxs » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:47 pm

Possible templates

1.Adventure game template
2, "Make your own Quiz" template
3. "History Report" template
4. Write and illustrate your own book template
5. "Math Game" or Math tools template, including dice, protractors, rulers, clocks.

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