[thelist] [OT?] youth web workshop

Steven Pierce steven.pierce at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 23:01:49 CST 2007

I would love to hear about it also.  I have one child, and one on the way.
two of them will be teenagers at one point, and I would like to be able to
them more involved in computers.


On 1/22/07, Joel D Canfield <joel at streamliine.com> wrote:
> > If you had 10 minutes to run a computer / internet workshop
> > for around 10 teenage kids, what would you do?
> >
> > Paul "I need ideas" Bennett
> ten minutes? as in, less than eleven, more than nine?
> here's what I did once, when my oldest son's friend Eric had 10 minutes
> before his mom came to pick him up. he'd had HTML classes in school, and
> said it was impossible; he just couldn't get it.
> I bet him that in 10 minutes, he could build a three page website with
> navigation. minimal content, and not very interesting, but after 9:20 he
> had hand-coded three pages with 'you are here' text and 'other page 1'
> and 'other page 2' links.
> And, he understood what he was doing, in a rather basic way. Which was
> more than his one semester class had done.
> Or, ask them each to talk for one minute about what they'd miss most
> about the internet if it was gone, and how they could improve whatever
> that thing was.
> Ten minutes? You can't get 10 teenagers to sit down and shut up in less
> than ten minutes.
> Fascinating question. I'd love to hear more about where it came from,
> and what you end up doing.
> joel
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