[Lazarus] lazarus for education

willem wli222 at casema.nl
Fri Mar 21 17:43:36 CET 2008


Rainer Hamann wrote:
> Hi,
>
> sorry for my very late answer to your message.
>
> 1) I'm working with a logo-like version of Pascal for the first few 
> lessons to  teach the structure of Pascal and to find correct algorithms 
> for graphical problems.
>
> 2) Later on in a second level object are used, but there is no class 
> declaration visible for the students. Before the compilation starts, the 
> source code is extend to unit with class declarations.
>
> 3) At the third level Students use several forms with class declaration 
> inside their source code.
>
> These steps make it easier for beginners and they more often have 
> success in creating a correct program.
>
> I will try to develop a first version for Lazarus in order to show you 
> and others, what my personal opinion of an educational version of Lazarus.
>
> Karel (and other tools) leave a break between the version for beginners 
> and the version of the IDE / programming students have to use 
> afterwards. Many teachers I know, say that their students are not able 
> to create a correct class declaration even after a year of education.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rainer Hamann
>   
>> Hi.
>>
>>   
>>     
>>> I developed a teaching / learning edition for pascal based on Delphi and
>>> RemObjects Pascal Script.
>>> There are two different levels at the moment :
>>> One is Logo like and tested with children of 9 years and up, another
>>>     
>>>       
>> There was a pascal-based programming language & IDE called "Karel",
>> and it work similar to logo:
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_%28programming_language%29
>>
>> Unfortunately, I was for DOS. There was even a book.
>>
>> There are modern versions, but related to C/C++ & Java.
>>
>> Im not sure, but seems that the tool you are working,
>> and the "Karel" tool share similar things, like
>> a visual representation, kids can understand, like logo,
>> and an structured programming language based on pascal.
>>
>> Many schools doesn't teach programming stuff like logo,
>> anymore, they don't found it useful :-s
>>
>> But, I have confirmed, that such kind of tools,
>> actually improve kids ability to solve problems,
>> in life, even if they don't go to study Programming
>> in Collegue or University...
>>
>>   
>>     
>>> I would like to know, if there is interest in such a tool.
>>>     
>>>       
>> Could you define "interest" ?
>>
>> I think a such kind of tool could be good, for schools.
>>
>> If you are looking for developers, you could be more specific.
>>
>> My daily job doesn't leave me much of a time, but your project seems useful,
>> I may see how I can help...
>>
>> Cheers.
>>
>> maramirezc
>>
>>
>>   
>>     
> I am very interested in your project.
>   
Please tell me how I can help.

regards Wim




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