[Design-team] Inkscape Course for Jr. High Students

Patrick Connelly pconnell at redhat.com
Thu Oct 29 12:48:02 UTC 2009

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:
> Hi folks,
> 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:
> http://linuxgrrl.com/learn/Introduction_To_Inkscape
> (I also have materials from a 1-week class I taught at Red Hat High with
> John Bintz and MentalGuy from Inkscape:
> http://linuxgrrl.com/learn/Comic_Book_Creation_with_Inkscape)
> ~m
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