[IAEP] status on Sugar Guide for 0.84
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Thu Mar 26 17:46:55 EDT 2009
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM, <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
> > 1. Walter or someone with python knowledge, could you review the
> > "Modifying Sugar" chapter at
> > http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Sugar/8_4/ModifyingSugar?
> Sorry a bit late with this suggestion. Also I am just about to be
> travelling and can't help implement.
> "Modifying Activities" could be integrated with "Modifying Sugar"
> It is a easier introduction to programming for beginners.
> Maybe we need to think through the learning path(s) for new programmers.
> This includes Etoys and Turtle Art, the Turtle Art Python programmable
> block, editing the sample code that comes with Pippy, external (web) python
> resources, show source, modifying activities, modifying Sugar.
> How do we present these options to learners and teachers?
> Also we could mention the learning goals which are far wider than
> programming skills, eg
+1! Especially to talking about meta-cognition, Authentic 21st Century
Skills, team work. Schools are getting mandates to teach these things, so
its important to say. Yes, Sugar will support learning these.
> * Cartesian coordinates
> * negative number
> * algebraic variables
> * relative & absolute value
> * estimation
> * chance
> * metacognitive skills
> * structured thinking
> * logical thinking inc. Boolean operations
> * planning and top-down design
> * team planning and development
> * ability to represent operations as systems of
> * representational structures and metalanguages
> * program proving
> * simple physics of gravity, collisions, kinematics
> * efficient data structures and code and possibly network issues,
> security, database design, graphics, etc
> * New unidentified skills for a digital age?
> (see http://rupert.id.au/schoolgamemaker/why.htm)
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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