On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 22:53, Rakesh 'arky' Ambati wrote:
> I am looking for resources that could -
> 1. Support the hardware
> 2. Syllabus based on open source software for
> children of class 1
> to Xth.
I would suggest that you do not introduce computers at the class 1
level. In my opinion, there should not be any computer classes before
class 7 or 8. Below that age, children should be running around and
playing more than anything else. They should, ideally, learn through
play. There is a school in central Kerala that does precisely this.
Children up to class 7 are not forced to sit in the class or assigned
specific tasks. The job of the teacher is to ensure that the children
learn things as a part of whatever they do. This is hard on the teacher,
but the children do learn, and not just bookish knowledge that helps
only to write answers in examinations.
V. Sasi Kumar <vsasi(a)hotpop.com>