[IAEP] Feedback needed: pippy use cases?

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Tue Feb 22 23:45:00 EST 2011

An interface and examples like: http://tryruby.org/ would be a nice.  It;s a
"hand's on tutorial" that walks you through learning ruby step by step and
you feel like you are actually doing and learning something.  Ideally you
could also build a framework where users could create their own "lesson's"
following a similar format.

Part of the challenge of the existing Pippy is while it has some nice fun
examples they don't "invite you in" to start coding the way
tryruby.orgdoes.  To me when I first saw it I wasn't sure what I was
supposed to do
other than hit "Run!'.

FYI, the "Thanks" program does not work on my XO.


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.org>wrote:

> Hi,
> As Pippy maintainer, I'm looking for inputs as to how is Pippy
> intended to be used in a classroom environment and how is it currently
> used. In particular:
> 1. What grades use Pippy? Could it be used in lower grades with some
> changes? If so, what could be the nature of those changes?
> 2. Collaborative code editing? How much is it actually used? What
> could be made better?
> 3. Sharing/reviewing of examples by other kids/teachers?
> 4. Would more explanatory code comments in Pippy examples help?
> 5. Would having a central repository of having pippy code examples
> help... For example, the ability to download/upload to a url like
> pippy.sugarlabs.org?
> 6. Would it help to have the examples in different languages wherever
> possible (spanish, for example)?
> Inputs will help guide future releases of Pippy.
> --
> Anish
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