[Etoys] Etoys-based activity

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Wed Apr 22 06:24:29 EDT 2009


if you want my book on BotsInc it is free now.
I'm converting the pdf to latex to help consistency between translation.

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On Apr 22, 2009, at 10:03 AM, Edward Cherlin wrote:

> Good stuff. We need this brought together for the Earth Treasury
> Digital Textbooks project, which Alan Kay and the Squeak Foundation
> are part of. We can start on the Wiki, and move to FLOSS Manuals when
> we have the material ready to convert to book form.
> My idea is that we need some developer documentation for Squeak,
> Scratch, PyGame, SciPy, and so on for creating educational content,
> and then we need more than 100 textbooks on all subjects for all grade
> levels. Any tools that we can create that would be intermediate
> between programming and static content are all to the good. For
> example, Walter Bender's Portfolio extensions to Turtle Art can be
> used to bring together any set of activities, with displayed text,
> sound, and other enhancements, in a straight-through sequence or with
> any degree of interactivity and programming. As soon as I can find a
> stable build to work with that includes this version of Turtle Art, I
> will start publishing lesson plans as Portfolios.
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Bert Freudenberg  
> <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> On 09.04.2009, at 06:49, Milan Zimmermann wrote:
>>> Hi Bert,
>>> This is very cool - I looked inside the FreeCell content viewer:
>> FreeCell activity, please. "Content viewer" does not really apply to
>> Etoys.
>>> this is basically an example that can be used to expose parts of
>>> Etoys for example, the speech synthetizer if it still exists, the
>>> painting tool, the MPeg player etc, as content or even activity
>> Right. I tried to communicate this several times before, but it seems
>> to be worth repeating ;) The first was in July 2007 in fact:
>> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/etoys/2007-July/000684.html
>> Anyway, you can rather easily make your own Squeak-based activity,
>> even on a Mac or Win box: select a .pr or .st file, and click the  
>> "XO"
>> button in the FileList. Voila. You get a skeleton activity that  
>> should
>> work out-of-the-box if you install it in Sugar. Then you still have  
>> to
>> manually edit it of course, replacing the default icon etc. but  
>> it's a
>> fine start and in fact exactly what I did for FreeCell.
>>>  (although without the Suger interactions I guess), right?
>> It could have full Sugar interaction. From time to time I do explain
>> how to access the Journal from Squeak, that could be used to save/ 
>> load
>> state. Same for network collaboration.
>> If you are interested we can work on extending the FreeCell activity
>> together. Like adding Journal save/resume.
>> - Bert -
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