I love the idea and overall concepts that you've given here. I tend to agree
with what's been said that it seems pretty fast. I think that you might want to
look at removing 8 & 9 and extending some of the other ones. Maybe leave those
there for the students that are ahead. Or maybe have the last day be a
"free-for-all" day where you can let them do whatever they want. And offer up
8 & 9 as suggestions to get them started.
I would also take the time to talk about file formats and their differences when
you get to exercise 6. A lot of people don't know when you should use what
But overall I'm jealous and wish I could be doing it!
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 12:59:50AM -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
My Red Hat office, the Boston office, is going to be doing a program
with a local middle school / jr. high (students are 11-14 I think) and
I'm going to be teaching a 9 session (45 minutes a piece) course in
Inkscape to the students. We are trying to introduce the students to the
concept of free software & open content licenses such as Creative
Commons, plus teach them how to use this useful tool that might help
them in their academic career.
I'm trying to put together a lesson plan for the course. But I fear that
it moves way too fast, especially for 45-minute sessions. I know many of
you, I am sure, have given Inkscape tutorials to other folks, and I am
wondering if any of you would have time to give me advice or even help
me develop the lesson plan.
I set up a wiki to store all the materials:
(I also have materials from a 1-week class I taught at Red Hat High with
John Bintz and MentalGuy from Inkscape:
design-team mailing list