[Gllug] open source centric ICT in Schools from Sept 2012 ?
hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:51:16 UTC 2012
That's the very things!
Chuck all the smartboards and LCD-panelled doohickery in the bin.
Give the weans some bits of wood, knives, paper, electrical wire, huge
capacitors and bunsen burners. The ones that survive will be all the
stronger for the experience, and you can type effectively in that
well-paying City programming job with a few missing fingers and only
On 11/01/2012, Dave Cross <dave at dave.org.uk> wrote:
> On 01/11/2012 04:27 PM, John Hearns wrote:
>> Hells bells - I remember as a very wee laddie in Scotland learning
>> arithmetic using number rods - real cubes and bars of wood, about a
>> square centimetre in corss-section. You put them on your desk and
>> added up and subtracted lengths of differen t rods. Great fun.
> Cuisenaire rods - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuisenaire_rods
> I had those too in south-east England. Late 60s/early 70s.
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