Linkage: education and tech

Urgh, I've been desperately trying to get back on top of my inbox since studying for the exam. I think this week-end I might win the fight!

In the meantime, 2 interesting links on education & technology:

  • Brian talks about Irish schools and ICT. This gives an interesting view of the current Irish school system, and there's a tiny mention of open-source too! Looking forward to further posts on the group's progress.
  • Linux Journal gives a review of how Scratch works (found via LWN). If you haven't had time to check out the program yourself (available on all main platforms) this is a good description of how the program enables young kids to lean programming and build cool programs and animations using drag-and-drop blocks. Would love to introduce some kids to this!