Powerful Ideas

14 March, 2013

Casey mentioned:

Speaking of Pythagoras, Alan Kay demos a visual proof for the theorem that’s super easy for just about anyone to understand right away using Etoys in his TED talk, which is worth a look:

Bert posted a youtube video as a response to a newbie question:

For her third language she chose Squeak, since she knew that Scratch was written in it. I would like to have her write the “Hello Pythagoras” program using Morphic objects, in a visually appealing way. So far I have had some trouble finding a tutorial that covers relevant information. I am sure I can figure this out by poking around long enough but if anyone has a pointer to documentation that might help, or a similar example, that would be great and much appreciated

Here is Bert’s terrific answer!

The Software Architecture Group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut (who have produced a great online Seaside tutorial and associated book) have recently been involved in using Etoys in the classroom. They kindly sent us this report about the experience of two of their members when introducing Squeak and Etoys to high school students.

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