[Etoys] squeaky tales and waveplace vision

Timothy Falconer timothy at immuexa.com
Wed Nov 14 00:28:57 EST 2007

Hi all,

Today I posted my twentieth Etoys tutorial in the Squeaky Tales  
series, bringing the total to five hours of ten planned.


Each fifteen-minute screencast forms the basis for an hour of hands- 
on instruction with a child, with the mentor first presenting the  
concepts in their own fashion, then leading the class for the  
remainder of the time. The videos themselves are aimed at the mentor,  
not the students, though I suspect older students could watch the  
videos on their own.

Now half done, I've been spending time on techniques to manage  
complexity. Just like a real software project, the beginning is fresh  
with clean white designs, but midway through it's a mangled mess of  
coalescing code.

I also posted a 25 minute video of me talking into a camera,  
explaining the Waveplace vision.


I've had the same conversation about two hundred times in the last  
six months, so I figured it'd be good to get the rap down on tape.  
The video breaks down into ten minutes on education, five minutes on  
the XO, and ten minutes on Waveplace. Let me know if you find it  


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