[Design-team] Inkscape Course for Jr. High Students
nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Thu Oct 29 08:55:25 UTC 2009
On 10/29/2009 06:59 AM, 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.
Super cool! I am jealous...
> 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.
This sound like fun.
Here are a few notes on your initial plan:
- Session 1: I think you jump a bit too soon to tracing bitmpas, which
is somewhat an advanced function (all the exercises are about tracing).
I would start more on basic objects and compositions made with basic
objects, for a better understanding on what vector graphics are. More
focus on original creations.
- Session 2: maybe here is a great time for something based on tatica's
awesome tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G0pQjfqfGM
- Session 8 and 9 are in my opinion a bit too advanced for your target
audience (inner working of printing is not for everyone). Maybe instead
some graphics for use on web?
Also, I would have liked somewhere a bit about free drawing and the
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