[IAEP] First day of Etoys class in Somerville

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Mon Apr 4 22:53:36 EDT 2011


You also mentioned that:

> Etoys on a stick only works when java is installed on the computer.
>  Several of the computers did not have java and no one knows the admin
> password to install it.

This seems really strange, are you running Etoys inside a browser?


On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 10:22 PM, Steve Thomas <sthomas1 at gosargon.com>
>  wrote:
>> Caroline,
>> Your students asked:
>> Etoys questions include:
>>    1. How do we make a mouth that moves?
>> When you first open Etoys click on the "Gallery of Projects" then in the
>> second row, first item from the left is a "Bouncing Ball Animation"
>> basically it behaves like flip animation (where you draw the different
>> positions on the edge of each piece of paper and flip through the pages to
>> animate). Have the kids make different drawings of the mouth and place each
>> one in a Holder. Then open the Holder's viewer go to the collections
>> category and you can iterate through the items in the Holder and set the
>> Mouth graphic to the "Holder's player at cursor graphic" To get the
>> "Holder's player at cursor graphic" tile you need to click on the
> Sorry, I didn't finish the previous sentence (plus there is a simpler
> method, from the Mouth's viewer, in the graphics category is a scripting
> tile "mouth | looks like | dot"  drag that onto the world to create script,
> the from the Holder's viewer category "collections" drag the "Holder's |
> player at cursor" tile on top of the "dot" in the "mouth | looks like | dot"
>  scripting tile. The scripting tile will then look like "mouth | looks like
> | Holder's player at cursor".  I have been playing with Etoys for a long
> time and this is the first time I noticed this method of setting a player's
> costume.   Learn something new everyday ;)
> Stephen
> Etoys Minutes and more info at http://mrstevesscience.blogspot.com/
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