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May I bring my students here?

Postby dragonalong » Aug 26, 2009 5:45

When I'm not eating or sleeping, I teach CS and run the credit recovery lab at a high school in Texas not far outside San Antonio. I have decided to use FreeBASIC this year for the CS class and I'd like to introduce my students to the user community, i.e. bring them here and let them browse for answers and maybe ask a question or two. I'll make them behave, but I think exposing them to the research/research more/ask focused question model will be "good" for them.

Now, I have to get permission from my management (they have this "thing" about discussion groups) but I'd also want to be sure no one here will be upset.

What say you?

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Postby KristopherWindsor » Aug 26, 2009 6:16

* Looks up the FreeBasic constitution *

Oh right, we don't have one. :D

I'm sure that will be fine. No one gets paid to be here, so we're here just to answer / post questions for the fun of it. :)
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Postby h4tt3n » Aug 26, 2009 8:30

Hi there,

I'm sure everyone here will be just fine with that. Oh, and when it comes to displaying good forum manners this place is quite exemplary, so we might even teach the little brats some netiqette too ;-)

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Postby jdebord » Aug 26, 2009 9:29

Being a teacher myself, I am convinced that FB has a great potential in education, so I approve your decision :)
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Postby MystikShadows » Aug 26, 2009 12:43

I like the idea yes. Besides, if you take the dev projects here, it would give them some interesting insight on what FB is used for for one thing, and some of the projects they might encounter in their own future projects.

I say go for it. :)
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Postby Mentat » Aug 26, 2009 13:20

I'm not an admin, but I'd say go for it.
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Postby integer » Aug 26, 2009 16:02

Yes. Do it.

FreeBasic is a work in progress and some parts are subject to modification. A few of your students will not be able to accept the idea that the language can be changed. The will have the notion that ALL computer languages are rock solid rigid and CANNOT change. Many of the other students will accept, adapt and rush forward.

They may even contribute some valuable insight.

FreeBasic can handle a few thousand more users.
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Postby angros47 » Aug 26, 2009 16:04

You are welcome, Freebasic needs some fresh users.
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Postby jevans4949 » Aug 26, 2009 16:54

You would not be the first. Somebody else did the same about a year ago.
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Postby dragonalong » Sep 09, 2009 4:07

Y'all are great!

I have an IT department that never saw a programmer it wasn't terrified of... I'm still trying to get them to finish installing the "virtual machine" they insist is necessary to protect themselves from my embryonic programmers!

But, they have agreed to it and we're getting along, which is a huge improvement over previous years. The standards I'm supposed to be teaching include teaching them how to behave in the WWide community.

I can't imagine a better one to start them off in!
(I wish I could see the looks when I ask for this! Yikes! )

Thanks. I'm humbled.

Take care, Dave
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Postby cha0s » Sep 09, 2009 18:32

Welcome! =)

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