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Old 08-20-2019, 12:25 AM   #1
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Kids' Books for Raw Beginners


I've seen the "15 Books for Kids" post, but I'm looking for something yet a bit more basic (No, not the "HTML for Babies" book - That's TOO basic).

I'm looking for a book or two (pdf and/or hard copy) just for kids who are raw beginners. I'm setting-up a Debian 10 box for my grandchildren, ages 12, 10, 9, 8, and 7, in another city. I want them to have something that will help them when I'm not there (and not connected to their machine via TeamViewer or SSH via No-IP). I've been searching through the web and at Amazon, but I'm not finding anything which seems basic enough. (I'll include some slightly more advanced stuff, but I want something that will help from the very very beginning). Could anyone here point me to some good candidates for this?
 
Old 08-20-2019, 02:25 AM   #2
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Different approach:
Some distros specialise on a no-internet-connection situation, meaning that a lot of help articles come preinstalled.
I don't remember the name now, it was something for a laptop for every child (in poor countries)...
 
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:15 AM   #3
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MX Linux comes with a manual, & for something aimed at youngsters, you could try the Raspberry Desktop for PC. Both based on Debian.

https://mxlinux.org/
https://www.raspberrypi.org/download...ry-pi-desktop/
 
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #4
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Different approach:
Some distros specialise on a no-internet-connection situation, meaning that a lot of help articles come preinstalled.
I don't remember the name now, it was something for a laptop for every child (in poor countries)...
Might be helpful to avoid them getting out of hand, as well as crossing parental boundaries, but that's all I may say about that.

I'd also think that perhaps it might be useful instead for you, mdavidjohnson to write a guide for them. Why? Well for one, you set up the system(s), you might include recovery instructions, as well as recommended settings which they can play with. And you can develop new content for them over time as you learn, how best they learn.

My only other thought is that all of them may perceive things vastly differently. People are like that. This is why it's helpful to be the author and be able to adapt for those who can benefit by alternative instruction guides.

It doesn't always have to have bling and graphics, it can just be text in a readme file.
 
Old 08-20-2019, 08:37 AM   #5
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And how long before they (they kids) know more than any of us ?. Damned if my dog isn't there already ... :shrug:
 
Old 08-20-2019, 08:44 AM   #6
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I'd also think that perhaps it might be useful instead for you, mdavidjohnson to write a guide for them. Why? Well for one, you set up the system(s), you might include recovery instructions, as well as recommended settings which they can play with. And you can develop new content for them over time as you learn, how best they learn.
It is how I handle my grandson with autism.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5648944

Which I understand , of course, is smaller setting than a classroom.

One of the 1st wallpapers I put in /usr/share/wallpapers was from link


My wife uses my google account. So hence the yahoo thing when I search. I've changed it back. But gave up. Probably why I use firefox - esr a lot lately.
 
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:54 PM   #7
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This link, though it's not about books, looks like it might be helpful:

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/fe...-children.html
 
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:38 AM   #9
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Thanks

Thanks for all the help.

ondoho: Perhaps you're thinking of doudoulinux ?
 
Old 08-21-2019, 02:11 PM   #10
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^ no, it was a distro specifically geared for use by kids (school kids) in poor countries where constant or unlimited internet access is not a given - so it came preinstalled with a huge knowledgebase, wikipedia articles,but also software ...

Maybe it was that "one laptop per child" project, but I don't think so.

Anyhow, my idea was that this "Kids' Books for Raw Beginners" could be the installed OS itself.
 
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just learned of this

https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=47793

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Hello all.

I have built a children's version of MX18 Continuum. The current version (the one I'm sharing) is geared to children in grades K-2. The current snapshot is in what I'd call an alpha (or maybe pre-alpha) stage. It works for me... but will it work for you?!?! I just don't know. The current version is comprised of several unique features including:
Edit. In case you missed it. Scroll down the thread and look for other ideas posted.

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