[IAEP] status on Sugar Guide for 0.84

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 23:13:59 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 1:14 PM,  <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:

> "Modifying Activities" could be integrated with "Modifying Sugar"
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Modifying_Activities
> 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

I'm working on a proposal for a book using Turtle art to Address all
of these topics, and more. Possibly more than one book.

>    *  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 sequence/selection/iteration.
>    * 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)
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