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Temagami

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I don't know if this is the proper section of the forum for this question.....

I am a teacher who has been asked to run a very small computer science class at the grade 11 level. I was hoping to show the kids some video tutorials on php and MySQL we can all work through. I have a VTC php video course tutorials already, but the guy puts everyone to sleep.

Does anyone know of a step by step video tutorial out there for sale for php? Something which isn't going to put a bunch of 15 year olds to sleep? We can't afford a textbook so a video disk seems to be the best option.

Also, php has changed a little in the past couple years (ie. Superglobals) so the videio course should be written recently.

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What would the tutorial need to cover? Installation? Building from source? Environment configuration? Writing scripts?

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Writing scripts.... I usually start with the usual "Hello World" script. Then I move on to a calculator.... then into forms - a mad lib, then MySQL databases how to call and wrote to the database.

So... just a bunch of tutorials from beginner up - instead of a textbook.


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I am a teacher who has been asked to run a very small computer science class at the grade 11 level.
Something which isn't going to put a bunch of 15 year olds to sleep?
You got a whole class of 15 year olds in grade 11? That is pretty cool!
 

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cool? grade 11 - 15 &16 year olds tend not to be that interested in scripting... that's why I'm looking ot get away from the text books. Grade 12 - 17 & 18 year olds tend to see the value in using computers for their future (well, some of them)
 

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cool? grade 11 - 15 &16 year olds tend not to be that interested in scripting... that's why I'm looking ot get away from the text books. Grade 12 - 17 & 18 year olds tend to see the value in using computers for their future (well, some of them)
Wow. Things sure have changed in the twenty one years since I have been in High School. We had a lot more interest in them then that.

There reason I think it is cool is because I never met a 15 year old that was in Grade 11 in High School. Most kids in the U.S. start Grade 11 when they are 16 and turn 17 during the school year. For you to have a whole class full of 15 year old students in Grade 11 is quite impressive.
 

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Oh it all depends when their birthday is... on the whole they start off as 15 and end off at 16. In Ontario we run fron Sept to the end of June. In some US schools it's Aug - end of May... depends on the state and province.
We also don't have O.A.C. year anymore - what we would call grade 13 - we only go to grande 12 now and everythng has ben pushed 'down' a grade.
 

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I guess things are different in Canada. I started High School when I was 14 which is Grade 9 in the U.S. I turned 15 during that school year. Grade 10 (15-16). Grade 11 (16-17) Grade 12 (17-18). In the U.S we have Kindergarten and then Grades 1 through 12. So we basically start college when we are 18.
 

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I am not a PHP programmer but just did a quick google search to see what I could find.
http://phpvideotutorials.com/ (Has some free and paid stuff.)

http://www.killerphp.com/tutorials/beginners-php/ (Paid. The downloadable version is cheaper)

PhpAcademy uses YouTube. This is the link to just their PHP Basics.
http://www.youtube.com/user/phpacademy#grid/user/960338B143E7F889

Diving into PHP.
http://blog.themeforest.net/tutorials/diving-into-php-video-series/

So there seems to be a wealth of options. Either web based, downloadable or CD. Some free some not.

Here is PHP calculator YouTube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxjc46uuR70
 
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