[Etoys] Etoys-based activity
echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 16:51:50 EDT 2009
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:24 AM, stephane ducasse
<stephane.ducasse at free.fr> wrote:
> if you want my book on BotsInc it is free now.
...you will not be using the default Squeak distribution. Rather, you
will be using a distribution that
I have prepared for use with this book. It can be downloaded from the
publisher of this book at
http://www.apress.com, in the Downloads section.
I had to search on Google for the download, at
It says, "Ready Linux: to get a linux version you should install
squeak via http://www.squeak.org/ then download the readyMac or
readyPC file and use the (image and changes) provided there."
I have been using Etoys on the OLPC XO and on Ubuntu Linux. Does your
modification work with them, or do I need to install plain Squeak?
Would you like to get this packaged for various Linux distributions?
Can we include the PDF on the OLPC XO and in other Sugar images, or on
the school server?
> I'm converting the pdf to latex to help consistency between translation.
> http://smallwiki.unibe.ch/botsinc (under migration)
> 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>
>>> 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
>>>> 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:
>>> 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 -
>>> Etoys mailing list
>>> Etoys at lists.laptop.org
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>> And Children are my nation.
>> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination.
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Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name
And Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination.
http://earthtreasury.org/worknet (Edward Mokurai Cherlin)
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