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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 22:23:57 -0700
Reply-To: Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]>
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> but aren't the students of today somewhat a different bunch
>since they grew up with computers.  I would expect they already
>had some experience doing AppleScript or whatever the
>equivalent is in Microsoft-land.
  My 11th grader is learning programming on his TI graphics
calculator.  So far as I know, neither Ada nor VB is available
on it.  Are kids with that kind of experience (and habits)
becoming the Freshman norm?
  Re VB as a quick attractant for students:  have you tried any
of the Ada GUI builders?  It seems they also should allow a new
student to build something with buttons and lights rather