Standout software for young children (say 2-4)
martin at marcher.name
Sat Mar 1 01:13:19 UTC 2008
On 2/29/08, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
> - No internet connectivity
- have internet connectivity but be sure to use WHITE LISTS - do not
trust in any filtering software. ONLY ALLOW SITES (pages actually not
sites as in domains) YOU EXPLICITELY WHITELISTED
- I think that having a enough content to play with would be a
problem, if it's a group of children they will make hell break loose
if they get bored because they know how to draw and fiddle around
after a week and just try to explore what else to do with a computer
.oO(Maybe he want's half of my meal, Yes I'll just stick it in that
...thingie..., I bet he's hungry) - next thing you know is a
brzzzzzzzling sound and
a) the computer is fried or
b) the child is fried or
c) both of the above
(The worst thing possible _will_ happen)
> - I'm also thinking of making both mouse buttons right click - that's an option
> in Tux Paint I always thought was smart... if I could make it apply to that
> one account only it would be perfect.
- remove mouse and keyboard, make it touchable....
> - I could install WINE and an MS based software product if there's a real stand
> out for that age bracket I suppose.
- no if you need software from MS use MS Windows, using wine will
just bite you when you want to have a finished system that is closed
in itself and integrated into some prepared workflow
- let the children paint with their fingers choosing color by tapping
at simple bubbles and choosing tools by tapping at appropriate symbols
- let them enter input by providing _huge_ numbers and characters,
-- imho children do see a lot better than their ability to do fine
grained moves has grown - put sense in that last part as you see fit,
I'm not a native english speaker and it's 2AM now :)
> Other suggestions?
nope, but i'd appreciate a list of software you found usefull or a
writeup later here on the list.
I think that it's quite an interesting projet and that you have to
switch your understanding of how to use a computer (after all just
using something that is not Apple or MS makes us all advanced users,
regardless of actual experience level)
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