Open Source Software and teaching of programming in primary schools (sharing of experience and problems)

Speaker(s) : Ange DE SAINT MONT

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 8 July 2015
  • Schedule : 09h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : 126

Video :

After more than 5 years of teaching of computer science and programming languages in a private elementary school, before current educational proposals, we can share our experience.

Open Source Software: How to introduce them into the school? How to present it to the educational team? How to present it to students? How to create interdisciplinary projects using Open Source software?

Teaching programming languages: Which language to choose? From what age? How to teach in dual grade classes? How to make this teaching productive? How to integrate it into the global educational project? How far to go in teaching programming in a primary school? And high school?

Ange de St-Mont (developer, founding member of Système LX)

After the introduction to programming (BASIC) at the age of 14, it was during his high school years abroad (Computer programming languages), he attends a conference on Linux. After graduating in 2001, he had a short stay at Microsoft (Software Development Engineer). The same year, he opened his company as an independent developer. After several years of development for the publishing industry, he is involved in Open Source projects, including for primary schools. In parallel with his development work, he taught programming for several years in elementary school, giving lectures in the Great Schools (eg. ESGI) and as part of the training of entrepreneurs (eg. PLATO Network ). In 2013, he founded the Système LX, an Open Source OS for SOHO-SME.

Slides (PDF - 2.3 Mb)
Slides (OpenDocument Presentation - 12.7 Mb)