I’ve been thinking about computers lately. I learned on a TRS-80. I learned how to play games and code in middle school on these. Now I am using Linux. I also learned using an Apple iie. I also learned how to code in basic and pascal and play games on them in middle school and high school. I used a Mac in college. Now I have a Mac Mini, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV. I’m also reading Steve Jobs’ biography finally. I primarily use Windows though. I want to get Windows 8 up and running on Virtual Box soon. I love computers and love how to teach people how to use them because I learned how to use them in school.
Fun video on how kids react to an Apple iie. I love it!
Twitter question. Without revealing your actual age, what something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand? Apple iie, also a TRS80. Also, an old library card catalog since everything is online these days.
I try to keep up with new technology etc. that comes out.
I have Alice and Scratch installed on my computer and might like to teach kids how to use them someday once I learn how to use them.
I have a Raspberry Pi and want to learn how to use it to code as well. I also have Plex, XBMC, and Emulation Station for it as well.
Don’t learn to code learn to work with technology and Why you should learn to run a server before you learn to code both also make good points. I like learning how to use technology as well as program/code it. It gives you a better understanding of how things work. I also think learning how servers work is important in libraries since most ILS run on sql.
I hope there are more kids like Joey Hudy some day.
— AZ Family (@azfamily) December 30, 2013
Very good TED Talk on hackschooling. School needs to be fun for kids to get them interested in learning.